1931 April 3 Harrisburg Telegraph

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1931 April 3 Harrisburg Telegraph - Jonestown Bank Bandits Have POLICE CONTINUE...
Jonestown Bank Bandits Have POLICE CONTINUE SEARCH FOR FOUR IN BANK HOLDUP Bandits Get $6000 in Jonestown Robbery; Elude Pursuit Details of State Police today were guarding main highways and con tinuing their search lor lour men in an automobile bearing an Ohio 11 cense who yesterday afternoon en tered the Jonestown Bank and Trust Company at Jonestown, with drawn guns, bound the bank: officials with wire, scooped up more than $6000 in currency and sped away. Immediately after the bandits left the bank, Clayton Boltz, treasurer sounded the burglar alarm, and a salesman who was in a nearby barber shop hurried to the bank and released the bank employes. Lebanon and State Police were immediately notified of the robbery, and a net was spread, by details of State Police and State Highway patrolmen, around the vicinity of the robbery. With Boltz in the bank at the time were Harvey J. eHaldeman, trust officer, and Henry B. Lesher, assistant treasurer. The bandits, who drove to the bank in an automobile, bearing Pennsylvania license, which police say was issued to Miss Minnie Peiffer, Reading, changed to anoth - . (Continued on Page 6) Salesman Hears Burglar Alarm as 4 Bandits Escape Elwcod Marzolf, Shlremanstown, a salesman lor the John C. Herman and Company, wholesale .tobacco firm, was sitting in a nearby barber shop when four bandits yesterday robbed the Jonestown Bank and Trust Company. He heard the burglar alarm as the car dashed off in the direction of Reading and ran to the street, he said. "I saw several townspeople gathered around the bank, but everybody seemed afraid to go in. Two men went in and cut the wire with which the bank officials were bound. I went in with the rest of the crowd. Everybody was excited. Asked whether he saw the bandits, and if he could describe them, Marzolf, said: "I was standing at the door several minutes before the alarm went off, and I saw two men sitting in an automobile. I looked at them and they stared at me, so I went back to my chair and sat down." I don't believe that I could describe them, because I only glanced at them," he said. UNIVERSITY CLUB ft o Snappy Betty Compton, New York actress, whose marriage to Edward D. Dow - ling, actor, ended in a Mexican di vorce court a little more than a month after their sudden wedding in February. SCIENTIST WOULD TATTOO NEW - BORN BABIES, MOTHERS Says Inconspicuous Mark yould Eliminate Hospital Confusion "Tattooing of New - born Babies For Permanent Identification" was the subject of a paper read today at the seventh annual meeting of the Pennsylvania Academy of Science in the auditorium of the South Office Building. . Evan O'Neill Kane of the Kane Hospital, who prepared and read the paper, said that the apparatus was costly "to costly except for the larger institutions, but eminently satisfactory." Fingerprints, he pointed out, are likely to change as the child grows older. Under the plan identifying marks would be placed in inconspicuous parts of the bodies of both mother and baby. In certain instances physicians have their own marks. Would Remove Doubt "Tattooing would dp much to re move all possible doubt of identifi (Continued on Tage 6) AMERICAN WOMEN UNION LEADERS LAYS BLAME ON SOFT COAL OWNERS Operators Own Everything and Miners Never See Real Money By Associated Press ' Washington, April 3. B. A. Scott, vice - president of the West Virginia Mine Workers Union, today appealed in person to the Red Cross for aid for suffering miners in his state. Appearing before Vice - Chairman Fieser, Scott presented virtually the same description he had given the Senate Unemployment Insurance Committee yesterday. He asked for a Red Cross inves - tieatine committee to go to West Virginia immediately and "see con' ditions for yourself." He reiterated his statement made before the Senate committee that repeated appeals to the State Red Cross in Charleston, W. Va., had failed to secure aid. Operators to Blame Ht pictured a populace in dire distress in West Virginia's isolated mining regions, unable to aid themselves because "the coal companies own everything." These people, Scott said, seldom saw money, their medium of exchange being tin scrip circulated by the coal companies. They were unable to raise gar dens, he said in response to queries from Fieser because "they cant stay long enoughto reap the things they plant. "The children have no kind of proper nourishment," Scott said "They have no milk but canned milk, no food but course food, flour, potatoes, pinto beans and sowbelly. They never have any fruit except evaporated fruit." The working classes in West Vir ginia don't know what the Red Cross means as a relief agency," he said. "They have heard that it helps in drought relief, but that is about all." ' . Scott estimated at least $300,000 must be contributed to prevent "frightful suffering in Southern West Virginia." - 5 CHERRY BLOSSOMS IN WASHINGTON TOO LATE FOR EASTER By Associated Press Washington, April 3. While tour ists trek to hotels by thousands, officials are preparing for one of the most homey Easters the Capital has had in years. Advance notice that this would be a bloomless Eeaster failed to dissuade JONESTOWN BANK LOOTED BY FOUR BANDITS Ho 1 - Bandits armed with revolvers town Bank and Trust Company, bound three employes, snatched $6000 in currency and escaped yesterday afternoon. Scene ol the bank hold up is pictured here with Clayton R. pany, in the insert, one of the three BANDITS HOLD BANK CASHIER AND FAMILY PRISONERS ALL NIGHT By Associated Press Mundelein, 111., April 3. Four men held the cashier of the Mun delein State Bank captive in his home throughout last night, then trussed up his wife and three children, forced him to open the bank's vaults today and escaped with $10, - 000. The robbers entered the home of M. C. Mott at 8.30 p. m., he told po lice, covered him with guns and tied up his wife Grace and their WOODRUFF CITES DESIRED CHANGES Up By Staff Photographer. and shotguns rushed into the Jones Boltz, treasurer of the Trust Com employes bound by the bandits. three children, Paul 22, Neal, 20, and William, 17. He said they took him to the bank at 5.30 a. m. and waited for the time lock to open the vaults at 7.30 a. m. Mott was left in the basement until released when the day force arrived at 8.30 a. m. He then went home and freed his family. Two of the men had stood guard over the family until the other two returned from the bank in Mott's automobile. They then fled. ATTORNEYS ASK COURT TO DROP eastern it of the the weather today in in (about the liquor as customs "largest per two 612,000 100,000 today It surface

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