The Iola Register, Iola, KS 27 May 1931
LIQUOR RING IS Wholesale Dealers Supplying Seven States Arie Arrested ; Kansas City. May 27. (AP) Federal authorities said' ,today complaints growing out of- the activities- of an^ alleged liquor ring operatirig in seven states have been filed against • Ray Broom, whom they term a millionaire liquor wholesaler, and three Wichita men, all .serving .sentences in the federal pieni- tentlary at Leavenwprth. ~ The Wlchltans are Max Cohen. Jim Stiff and Click Hilbert. Authorities said the four men will bp returned from the penitentiary for-arraignment here, , ... - • |.tne government in .lail. Kan-sa.s City. May 27.^ (AP)—Fed- crjal agents awcrtcd'today they had bi|okcn up a wholesale liquor ring operating in seven middlewestcrn states with the arrest of twenty men and seizure of records here last rilght. Officers .said the roundup climaxed eighteen month.s of; Investigation under the direction of H. L. Duncan.'; special agent, which Indicated the Capone ring of CJhlcago was a source of raw alcohol. Rusines.s is Good. Nine of the men, alleged leaders of the ring whasc busiries.s, agents •said, had tota'llcd $.500,000 in - the last five month.s were arrested at a dowTitown hotel. The others, in- cludirig June Kalhrcas. operator of a trucking fleet ;as the head of a storage and transfer company, were takpn in custody later. Chey A. Keyes. assistant district attorney, .said the government's case was complete; Liquor and alcohol, agents reported, was imported from tlie gulf and eastern points by the qarloail and processed for- .di.stributlon in Kan.sas, Mi.s.souri. Oklahoma, Ar- kansa.s, Colorado, Nebraska and Texas. ^ Held For Government. _ Kathrens obtained his relea.se on bpnd- "rhc others, were "held for The nine first arrested were Robert Carnahan. Joe-Pete. Guy Brock. .Frank Mulloy. Ralph Ro,s€nberg. Leopold Schwarz, Lawrence Clpolla, William A- Cacy and William Michael. OfHcers .said the ;alliance; vvas formed about eight months ago following a di.sagreement which had threatened 'to cause a bootleggers' war.