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 - a Sniper Surrender* A man identified by Major...
a Sniper Surrender* A man identified by Major Walter Walter F. Wright of the state troops on duty here as John Padgett came out of the mountains tonight. tonight. surrendered to Captain Dewey Congleton and gave the captain a revolver. Major Wright said he is the man McLaughlin charged with shooting him. The military turned him over to the sheriff and he was placed in the county jail on a "hold" charge. He was not permitted permitted to make bond pending an investigation. The federal government, because because of a reported "acute” situation situation here with heavy increases in the relief rolls, began shipping in carloads of foodstuffs to aid those in need. Attorney General Frank Murphy Murphy at Washington dispatched Brien McMahon, assistant attorney attorney general in charge of the justice justice department criminal division, by plane. Four other government agents already are here. McMahon was the chief federal prosecutor in the anti-labor conspiracy conspiracy trial at London. Ky., last year when a number of operators, corporations and former deputies sheriff were tried under an old statute forbidding encroachment on civil liberties. There was a Jury disagreement and the case has been redocketed for June 1 at London. liast Holdout Group

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  1. The Escanaba Daily Press,
  2. 20 May 1939, Sat,
  3. Page 1

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