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| WHERE RED 'THRILL HlSiNT" CAME TO AN END •' _ i Atlanta police accuue George Harsh and Richard Gallogly of three weeks of "thrill-seeking" banditry, involving eight hold.'ups, which netted only S29S, ami the killing of a grocer, E. H. Meek, and a youthful drug store .manager, Willartl Smith. ; Both Meek and Smith were shot down in pistol battles with 'Harsh, according to the latter's .confession. In one battle, Harsh was 1 wountletl. i Gallogly is accused of driving the automobile in which Harsh, his pistol ready for any "thrill" opportunity, roamed the Atlanta streets. Both youths belong to wealthy and socially-important familicr,. Both had plenty of spending money, Harsh enjoying a 86,000- a-year drawing account from a personal fortune of $2!)6,(}00. , Both were said by their acquaintances to have read crime stories vividly. Police reported the two .youths turned in numerous falue lire alarms and shot out street lights "just for,the fun of if." Both frequented the college campus during the crime, spree. Harsh's arreist and confession followed finding by " Detective John Lowe of blood-stained clothing belonging to the youth In the home of a friend 1 . BY ROBERT TALLEY , spect than the ideals of their par- KEA Service Writer eiits. - '• • • • ATLANTA, GA..' Nov. 21—There j That i.s the gist ot i replj by boy o£ today drinks less liquor and is better bfehaved than those of a generation ago," Dr. Jacobs said, "and I itm sure that, the :iveraj.-o The end of a red quest for "thrills" is tr.irrored in these pictures. At the right is the drab Fulton County Tower, Atlanta, the prison in which George Harsh and Richard Gallogly wound - up. At the left are "ro.gues' gsltery" photos of Harsh .(top), and Gallogly, taken after their arrest. less drinking among, college: Dr. Thorii\\e 1 J teobh president of of today than iinn.-ng .their [ Oglethorpe Uimersitj, to i ques ;Pa/enlu, and. the same relation sip- j turn --whether he- considered the j thorpe suspended bj (He tiem cacu . . -lege .boys -are. higher in : every ! plies to every sin in t.l;c duciloKue. | three- wei,} «• blazing career of f'Moreover, ideals . of today's col- banditry and murder chnged re- i Victim and His to George Harth, 21, and 'Smiling ' 1 Dick" Gallogly, I'l m indictment of. rnodern (,olle e (3 life with respect „,. Y T _,_. -. .t.p.its- fifluem t on youthful char Girl Widow, a ^ ers v k _ I Or. Jacobs ,/ft\.e an exchihne in jterview^on the Harsh Gallogly" case for 'The Dailv Independent and JvEA Service. Declares Moral Average High "There could .be 'a great m anymore 'cases- like-. that; of Harsh and j Gallogly and still the average col j lege iriun would be better -behaved | than the average 1 , man oirtaide the campus," Dr. Jacobs said. He . hastened to explain that neither Harsh nor Gallogly actually was a ttudeui it Oglcthorpt, <u the time they are alleged to h-\ i. | indulged, in robbery and'.,, human.' slaughter tor satisly a craving for the only thrills' that tlieir . .jviialtlr couldn't tray Although Hartih had- moved-', into- ii college dormitory, ,he did' not enroll, until Oct. 1C, tlie day" that he committed the acconu holdup mur , ider to .which he has confessed In | an exchange of bullets -with a. drugstore 'manager that very' night' Harsh was wounded -and. went to a hospital. Before he had recovered j sufficiently to attend classes, police ' had arrested him and he had con- second murder. "Thus," -continued. Dr.' Jacob., "one of these boys was never -reali ly an Oglthorpe student and the other was not a student at. the time the murders) were 'committed, and yet they are beiiig represented ! through the land .as Oglethorpt; students. Last year, Gallo'sly- did attend for a short: time but his. cou duct then was admirable. Insisting that they ,were : iiidividi fessed. . Gallogly Expelled Gallogly enrolled Oct. .10, - Jour- days' -after the : first holdup ' inur- der.'ahd was expelled for. drinking 011 Oct. 13, three days before the ual cases which could be solved only by individual study. Dr.' Ja, Cobs declined to venture an opinion on why these two wealthy scions ot aristocratic southern families suddenly launched upon - a career of crime. But he did make a 'warm defense of modern college life in general. - . . . "Drink Less Than Parents" "I believe the average college colk^c brn ot toia\ dunks IL>-^ liquor than hie, p-ireatb i ha\e "iOO students at Ogle and not more lhan «i\ ir e beiu 0 drmkiug Sat' ' the libiial University Head; Clever Sleuth Willard 'Smith, 24-year-old Atlanta drug store manager, slain in a pistol battle with George Harsh, is picture'd here with his 19-year- old bride of a year, Mary Belle Smith. Smith Is shown In front of the drug store where he was killed. The top photo, is of Dr. Thornwel Jacobs, president' of Oglethorpe University/. Atlanta. Below is John' Lowe, Atlanta' detective who, eingle-handedj solved the murders charged Harsh and Gallogly, and; brought about the youths' arrest.

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  1. The Daily Independent,
  2. 21 Nov 1928, Wed,
  3. Page 3

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