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H L BLEECKER - is by is A MAYOR IS KILLED H. L. Bleecker,...
is by is A MAYOR IS KILLED H. L. Bleecker, Scott City, Dies in a Quarrd with Plumber . Scott City, Kas., July 19. (AP)— A quarrel over a sewer permit today had led to the slaying of Mayor H. L. Bleecker of Scott City. Joe West, a plumber, was in jail at Garden City where he was f.aken after officers said he had knocked Bleecker down and kicked him to death here late yesterday. The quarrel started, witnesses said, when Mayor Bleecker remonstrated remonstrated with West, asserting the latter latter was Installing a sewer connection connection without a city permit. Witnesses said the mayor, a small man, struck West, who was much larger, whereupon the latter knocked knocked the city official down and kicked kicked him in the head, killing him. The city clerk said that the permit permit had been Issued to West, but that Mayor Bleecker apparently did not know it. Dr. H. Preston Palmer, coroner, planned to hold an Inquest today. The widow and two children survive. survive. His son, C. W. Bleecker, is a street commissioner for Scott City.

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  1. The Iola Register,
  2. 19 Jul 1934, Thu,
  3. Page 1

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