Scranton Republican, 20 Feb 1928, page 1

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Scranton Republican, 20 Feb 1928, page 1 - POLICE HUNT FOR SUSPECT IN DUNMORE Sixteen...
POLICE HUNT FOR SUSPECT IN DUNMORE Sixteen Homes in Italian Quarter of Borough Combed By Troopers and Police For Mike Bontano, Wanted in Grecco Shooting, Saturday Saturday Night Attacked While Entering Home With Wife Two Other Men Held With automatics blazing almost nightly in the alleys of Piltston's Italian quarter, the eye for an eye mine fucd which has already claimed the lives of Frank Agati and Thomas Lillis has settled down to a steady sniping whose latest victim is Samuel Greco of 40 High street, shot down in front of his home Saturday night aiul now in a critical condition at the Pittston hospital. Further reprisals in the fued expected by the police. .;. Two suspects in the Greco shoot - Hinkler Now At Singapore SINGAPORE, Feb. 19 (A.P.). Captain Bert Hinkler, British aviator who is making a flight to Australia, arrived here today from Rangoon, Burma, COOLIDGE LAUDS WASHINGTON FOR ENDURING DEEDS President's Tribute to Father of Country Read at Valley Forge Memorial BUILT FOR ETERNITY, EXECUTIVE SETS FORTH Representatives of Centennial Legion Do Honor to Heroes of Other Days VALLEY FORGE, Pa.. Feb. 19 (A. P.). Representatives of the Centennial Centennial Legion, representing all the old military commands of the original original states, gathered in Washington Memorial chapel here today in observance observance of the 19Gth anniversary of the birth of George Washington, which occurs February 22, and the 150th anniversary of the encampment encampment of the continental army at Valley Forge. Tributes to the memory of Washington Washington were read from the officers of the historic military commands, many of which originated in the revolutionary period. Tribute From President There was a tribute from President President Coolidge. an honorary member cf the Pennsylvania State Fencib es, which read: "We have seen many solciers who have left behind them little but the memory of their conflicts, but among all the victors the power to establish among a gi'eat peonl? a form of felf - vernment which th te t of experience has shown will endure was bestowed upon Wash - ( Continued on Page Four) ing were arrested yesterday morn ing and are being held. They are Joe Bontano of 150 South Main street and Carmcl Gunalli, 28 Oak street. Search Dunmore Homes Yesterday afternoon sixteen homes in the borough of Dunmore were combed by local and stite poire poire for anotV;t c.urect, Mike B,on - brother of Joe, who is also wanted in connection with the shooting of Grecco. Bontano is known to have been In the locality s'prchect by the officers, but had lei; before they arrvei. The squad which descended on the Italian section section of Dunmore wr.s maac up of Chief of Police Xv:cll;ile, Sergeant Con' ors, County riucotives Demp - sey rnd Jones and Cornrral San - telli and Private Ulrich, of the State Folic?. House after house was searched without success. The hunt for Bontano wi!l continue continue today. Unless direct eviderce Is fouid connecting Joe Bontano and Gunalli Gunalli with tne shooting of Grecco, they will prcl.fbly be reier.ert today. today. Search of the Bontano home yesterday morning unearthed a formidable arsenal of weapons, consisting consisting of a .38 ar.,1 a .32 calibre ! automatic 'and two cold revolvers. of .33 and .32 calibre. One of the guns used in tha Grecco shooting was found last night near his home. The weapon is a .38 colt police special, with five bullets in the magazine. The gun was found in a yard near the Grecco home. Grecco, the latest victim in the sanguinaary feud of mine union factions, is hovering between life and death at the Pittston Hospital with two bullet wounds in his head. Shot Downs at Gate Grecco was hot down Saturday nlgnt at 8:20 o'clock as he was about to enter the gate leading to his home from the residence of John Belgio, 45 Tompkins street. He and his wife had just returned from attending the wake of his brother - in - law. Joseph Cicero, of Wvoming. murdered in a cellar and dumped out of a taxicab Thursday morning. As Grecco was about to enter the gate, two men stepDed up behind him. One seized him while the othrr fired a shot that grazed his head so closely that the flesh was burned. A second steel Jacketed missle bored through his cheek and a third followed it, passing out at the left side of his face. The third bullet is believed by physicians to have severed an optic nerve, for (Continued on Page Four)

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