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 - Fails to Keep 'Date'; Woman Finds Him Slain...
Fails to Keep 'Date'; Woman Finds Him Slain Victim Is Murdered in Bed Bootlegger Feud Hinted hv Police One man mysteriously shot dead : while in bed and a running gun : battle between a patrolman and ' two men with police records were the highlights of last night's crime Record in Brooklyn and Manhattan. Believed by police to have been 'victim of a bootleg feud, Joseph . Ciccarelli. 27, was found dead in ; the bedroom of his thre-ioom thre-ioom thre-ioom Apartment at 1074 64th St., a bullet wound in his left temple and no evidence at hand to the identity of his slayer. '. After an investigation police ar-Tested ar-Tested ar-Tested John La Torre, 36. a barber, who lived in the apartment next to that of Ciccarelli, o na charge of .Illegal possession of a revolver, which was found, according to the police, during the search for clues JLo the murderer. La Torre has no .connection with the killing, however, police said. '. Discovery of the murder was made by Rose Vitale of 6803 11th ;Ave. when she went to the dead jnan's apartment after he had failed to keep a supper appointment at her ;home. ; Friend Had Premonition ; Mrs. Vitale informed Capt. Raymond Raymond Homan of the Homicide Squad . land Deputy Inspector Vincent . :6weeny, in charge of borough defectives, defectives, that she had a premonition premonition that something had happened to Ciccarelli ahortly after midnight. ;Being a frequent visitor to the dead -mans -mans home, where she often went Xo straighten up his apartment, she took her key and decided to investigate investigate his absence. ". She entered the apartment and. not finding him in the first two rooms, entered the bedroom and Switched on the lights. When she saw Ciccarelli dead in bed, she uttered a scream that -aroused -aroused other tenants in the 10-lamily 10-lamily 10-lamily apartment house. Detectives from the Port Hamilton station :were rushed to the scene and an ;ambulance was sent from United Israel-Zion Israel-Zion Israel-Zion Hospital. The Medical 'Examiner's office stated the man ;had been slain about ten hours before before the crime was discovered. '. Captain Homan declared he was Convinced the man had been slain hy some one who had a key to the Zflat. This person entered while ;the dead man was asleep and, be--fause be--fause be--fause be--fause none of the neighbors had theard a shot, it is thought the ;slaycr's weapon was equipped with a silencer. '. Considerable mystery surrounds ;the financial activities of the dead man. According to police he at one itime had more than a quarter of a million of dollars. Besides being the owner of the apartment house where he lived, which is valued at $40,000. he owned a residence in Bay Ridge, the address of which the police refuse to divulge, and was known to maintain three automobile. automobile. While living in Bay Ridge he was often seen with an attractive blonde, and the police are trying to locate her. The battle between the patrolman patrolman and two gunmen occurred shortly after 2 o'clock this morning at 128th St. and Park Ave.. Manhattan. Manhattan. Patrolman James J. Flanagan, appointed to the force Jan. 1, had attempted to question two suspects, and when they fled he opened fire. One of the men, who was identified identified as John Carroll, 25. an escaped convict from the Trenton State Prison, was captured in a basement in- in- 127th St. and the other, Larry Sainio, 37, was caught in a house in 124th St. where he had taken shelter. When all three were taken to Harlem Harlem Hospital It was found Flanagan was suffering from a bullet wound in the abdomen and another on the right side of his chest. His condition condition is said to be critical. Carroll was wounded twice in the abdomen, while Sainio, who has 3 record of two convictions in New York County, also was wounded in the abdomen. Nudd Backs Union. Cliaran" Ettiner Services Ignored Association Director Also Ask School Heads for Health Education Report Dr. Howard W. Nudd, director of the Public Education Association, today joined the Teachers Union In its charge that school officials have been disregarding Dr. William L. Ettinger, superintendent emeritus of schools, who gets $12,000 a year to counsel school people when they call upon him. The Teachers Union bluntly says school officials have grossly "ignored" "ignored" Dr. Ettinger. Dr. Nudd declared declared that they ''certainly have been overlooking him." "He has not been actively identified identified with the schools, as far as I know," Dr. Nudd said, "and that is probably because he is not asked for advice and counsel. Dr. Ettinger has the capacity and the interest. And it would be fine if school officials would use his services more than they have been." Dr. Nudd also called upon the school authorities to make public the report of the study on health education which Dr. Ettinger was a.sked to make shortly after he became became superintendent emeritus five years aao. The report was said to have been used in connection with the revision last year of the course of study in health education.

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  1. The Brooklyn Daily Eagle,
  2. 12 Mar 1931, Thu,
  3. Page 8

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