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Held in Kidnaping KEMPSTER AND ROBERT CHARGE .TPE MARANtiO WITI DOZEN ABDUCTIONS HALF DOZEN ALLEGED MEMBERSDFAND IN JAI Extortion Gang That Has Jnfcsfe Northern Illinois for Some Years Apparently Broken Up Chicago, MarftHVP)— State high way police who recently locked u eight men in three cities • on kid naping charges today sought a ma they credited with being a leader o the alleged extortion gang-— Jo Marando of Chicago. Credit Given to Kerapster and Roberts Sergeant Oliver w. Kempster o Sterling, III., and Officer Ha Roberts of Dixon, assigned to kid nap cases exclusively for the las 2 S 4 years, said they wante Marando for a dozen abductions and several bank robberies northern Illinois and eastern Iowa and a liquor syndicate -In th Davenport-Rock Island district. Serving federal warrants, the of fleers jailed half a dozen men o: specif ic charges of kidnaping an conspiracy to send extortion letters through the mails in the recen abductions of Fred Di Flllippl o Spring Valley, 111,, and of Adhemar Huughe, merchant of East Moline, Tri-Clty Directorate Arrested Firs Mike Talarico, Jules Vey, Dan Zook and Angelo Vola, whom Kemster said were the directorat of vice, gambling and liquor ring in Davenport, la., Rock Island an Moline, were arrested in Eas Moline 10 days ago on kidnaping charges to 'which details were sup pressed. Vlnce Burman 'of Spring Valley and John Castagna, alleged b; engineer -o several kidnap plots, were seizec several days later. Raid Manando's Home Yesterday Kemster and Robert. raided the west side home of Joe Manando here and arrested. Ted Patterson and Edward Moore, both with criminal records. No federa charges were placed against them pending further questioning. Moore faces a state kidnap charge in the Huughe case. ZooTc, Vey and Burman made bond Talarico is In Peoria county jail Vota and- Castagna in Rock islanc county jail, and Patterson and Moore here. Commissioned by U. S. Attorney Kempster and Roberts, who effected effected the release of Dr. ~ James W Parker of Peoria last March without without payment of ransom and solved several other abduction cases while assigned to the "secret six" crime fighting unit in Chicago, accepted their latest assignment last August from U. S. District Attorney Prank K, Lemon in Springfield. Huughe was kidnaped last Oct. In East Moline, held for seven days near Peoria, and released on payment payment of $15,000 In cash and diamonds, diamonds, De Fillippl was taken Dec. 9, held in Rockford for 15 days, and released on Christmas morning upon payment of $5,000 ransom. Kempster said the prisoners were connected with the kidnaping of Clem McGulre In Dubuque, la., last year and several others. Castagna has served time in Missouri penitentiary for murder charges. And in Chester, III,, penitentiary penitentiary for robbery while Patterson, Patterson, arrested for robbery of a Rochester, Rochester, 111,, bank in November 1930, also served a term in Chester, the Doctors John Castagna (above) of Chicago Chicago was held In Moline, III., on a state warrant In connection with the kidnaping of Adhemar Huughe of East Moline and Fred Defilllppl of Spring Valley, III. (Associated Pre*» Photo) "VERY TIRED" MICHIGAN'S 84-HOUR .HUNTING AR'TT FOR LTEBOtD COMES TO HAPPY END Detroit, Mar." 1.— (&)— Ernest G. Liebold, Henry Ford's chief secretary, secretary, was coming home today from an unannounced "vacation" that had the entire state hunting him for nearly 24 hours. He had not been seen nor heard from since 1 a. m. Llonday, anxiety was growing and searching parties laboriously were following his trail northward when he telephoned from a Traverse City, Mich., hotel last night to say he was all right but "very tired." , Had Been Working Day and Night For two weeks Liebold, who is entrusted entrusted with most of the Ford fiscal policies, has been working literally night and day on Detroit's tangled ranking situation. During the latter part of that period his labors had Been Intensified by the apparently Imminent entry of the Fords into the banking business. Last night he told Harry Bennett chief of the Ford service depart' ment, to whom he first talked, tha I am worn out—mentally exhausted." exhausted." Didn't Know What He Wa* Doing"I Doing"I didn't know what I was doing,' Bennett said Liebold told him. couldn't think of anything but to get away from everything, I wanted wanted to drive and drive—somewhere to ;et some rest." So far as Bennett and the Fords revealed, Liebold's calls left unexplained unexplained theletters he mailed from Pontiac, Mich., Monday afternoon •esigning from the directorates of he Dearborn State and Guardian

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  1. Freeport Journal-Standard,
  2. 01 Mar 1933, Wed,
  3. Page 1

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