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Thursday, October 7,193? HOPE STAR, HOPIIS, ARKANSAS i| Brady Gang Aims to Outdo Dillinger 'G' Men Hate Them 'Tops' —'Hut Women May Be Their Downfall By JAMES DOSS . 1NDIANATOUS, </.') -From Imli- mm, home of John DillinKfr, hits njirung » K..IIR (hat G-tnon Inbel the tiost virious now (.perilling. ;; ll is lh.it of AI Brady and hjg two uViclersUod p.iLx who have bonslcd frc- tlUei.tly, nt-eordii.g to underworld gossip. Ihnt they would "oiit-DillinBer" DlUinKer. They've gone n long wny towiird.. im.kinK K"od. , Police charge them Kpcritlciilly with throe killiniis, severul Ixinh robberies uyid liolduiix, There IK a federnl re. wnrd of $, r >00 out for ouch Like DitliiiRcr, they broke jsiil nftcr one whirl (it oulliiwry. Like DilliiiKer and his henchmen, they Ktnrtt-d then on a scries of bank robberies. Youngest fs a UrugKiirt Like llie Dillinger K;IIIK, they hnve the G-men on their trull. Director J. KdUur Hoover lias set nfler them a picked squad uf federal iiKctiLs. as usual in such wises. His men have a code word for the HHHK—"the briiKii squml." 'Most impwUint of id), prusxihly, the gang hits its known weakness. Like Dillingcr, its members arc overly fund o( women. The "braga Kqu.id" are just two for- meC farm boys and a big city youth who went wrong. All three—Alfred Brady, James Dai- hover and Clarence Lee Shaffer, Jr., are small. 'Police cull them "half pint killers." All are (he i/rodcirls of bork- en homes, and are 2\ 4i> 31 yenrs old. Both Brady ,'uid Dalhovcr are jnorose, while Shaffer is Ixrnstful :'|id talkative, like DilliiiKer To him is credited a truck about "makiiiH Dillinger a piker." What They're Like Here are details from the Federal Bureau of Identification and the police: Alfred ilrndy, credited with bciiif. I he lliini> uritani'fvr, is ;m Indiana farm boy, described by one of his first >wi>c llieiirts as "too sweet to hurl anyone." I'mchfaeed and liai'd-muscled from his years on the farm and at a mechanic's bench, be was born near Kentland, Intl., in lillO and attended elementary M-hool at North Salem. When he was a child, his father died ain't Brady moved with his mother to Indianapolis. She married, but died in f Hi NIGHT v ,- '&jpyridfit,»W» NBA Sisrviw. fnc« ( _._._'_ * ** .' ' ----- CAHf nif CIMHACTEH* t'msrii.i.A rif.urK — ill-mine, to ii UK \viiiiinii nllnrnfy. AMV KHItlt— r.lly'n rimmmnl* •nil mimlrriT'x violin. JIM K'OIIHKJAM — •'lllj-'H flnncc. II /t ft It V III T«MI IJV.lJUAmy'd • Iriitiitc vlnlfor. <«I1U«II'.A!VT IHtfiAN — nttii-rt n«x)«iii-il in nolvc i)n- murder of Amy Krrr, « * * R EPHAN Department Store 'S Q «'hrn filly rcvcrtln llml Mr. Hunter i-ntt walk, Cor- lii-l( eounlrm Ihnt (111)' ivnx In no romlHIiin Ihc nl«li* hffore <rt ri'Ktlf.v. Clllr rcnllroR now xlir ulimild hnve tulil the otllcern alone, CHAPTER XX CERGEANT DOLAN proceeded ^ with his investigation. "Mr. Smith," he said, address- Ing the young man In 2-13, "I understand you were not at home when the murder occurred?" Mr. Smith repented his wife's explanation to Dclcctive Martin. They hud spent the day in Uuther- ford, N. J., with relatives, not leaving there until 1:20. They did nol hear of the tragedy until the I following morning. Dolan looked to Martin for confirmation of this. Martin nodded. Evidently the Smiths' alibi had checked. Dolan turned again to the Hunters. "Where did you live before, Hunter?" he demanded. "In Brooklyn, sir, Down on Herkimer street. I was raised In Brooklyn. Never lived anywhere else.' 1 "And you, Mrs. Hunter?" Cilly looked ut the woman as she rose to answer the sergeant's question. She appeared visibly shaken and nervous. Without clouW, she had been frightened by Cilly's revelation. Would the sergeant notice thiit, she wondered? His shrewd eyes, glancing over Mrs. Hunter, wore unfathomable. "I've lived In Brooklyn, sir, ever since my marriage — 25 years ugo. Before that I lived on Long Island, in Farmingdalc." "You were worried, therefore, when your husband became para- lysed?" Mrs. Hunter's lower lip trembled, she .fumbled in her bag .for a handkerchief. "Yes, sir." "Was" he in an accident?" the doctors didn't treat It right, I gueaa. The old doctor down in Herklmor street who took care of me is dcod. nnd I wont to a couple of others, to please my wife, but they couldn't do anything for M * + * | CERGEANT DOLAN rubbed his chin thoughtfully for n moment, but his eyes never left the man's face. "Hunter," he said finally, "it strikes me as queer thnt a man like you—tied to n wheel-chair —would wnnt to live on the top floor of a walk-up apartment." Cilly listened eagerly for Hunter's reply. Why hadn't she realized that before? "Well, I guess it seems queer," Hunter admitted. "We cnn't afford an expensive apartment, in an elevator building. 1 can't work, you see, and we just live on n small income. We took the lop floor bccnu.se f like 1o get the air, and I don't like to sit out in Lhc street. People stnre nl me. Being up high, I can get out on the roof and sit (here. Johnson always helps me up." Sergeant Dolan looked Inquiringly at the superintendent. "Thai right, Johnson?" he asked. "Yes, sir, that's right. Sometimes in the afternoons, Mrs Hunter gives me a buzz and 1 lake Mr. Hunter up in the wheelchair. Sometimes in the evening, if the weather is good." "Did you help him up there Izisi Sunday?" "Yes, sir. About 1 «>'clock last Sunday afternoon. Then just about 4, before I went oul for the afternoon, I brought him down "Yes, sir that is—oh, don't ask me to talk about it!" She burst into tears. "You tell him, George!" she pleaded. "You tell him about it. It's better if you do ..." "Hush, Nellie!" Mr. Hunter admonished, not unkindly. "You see, sergeant," he explained, "my wife grieves about it. It gets her upset to talk about it." "1 see. "Hunter?" « "Yes, sir. It was an .» ,. .1 accident, I had a fall, and then again." "O. K., Johnson. Now tell me this: did Mrs. Wheeler say anything to you about going away?" "No, sir, she didn't. It was a surprise to me when I went up there yesterday afternoon with Detective Martin. It certainly looked as if she'd cleared oul." # ••> * "T.TOW long did she- live in the Bayview, Johnson?" The superintendent scratched his head thoughtfully for a moment. "Oh, I guess Mrs. Wheeler's been there three or four years." "Did she ever say why she moved to Brooklyn'.'" "No, she didn't. A good many folks come over from Manhattan lately to save money. Rents are cheaper in Brooklyn." Dolan nodded. He looked over the Bayview tenants again. His eye's rested on the school teacher in 4-A. "Miss Downey." he said, "what :an you tell me?" Miss Downey, prim and pfWJse, rose to her feet, smoothing out her klrt as she did so. She held her lead erect. Not a thing, Sergeant Do\an," she slnted. "We can't tell you n thing. We heard the scream, of •otirse—mother and I. And we rushed to the window to see what had happened. Other than that, we know nothing." "I see. Have you always lived m Brooklyn, Miss Downey?" "Oh, yes. I graduated from Erasmus High and Adelphi. We've ;il\vnys lived in Brooklyn. Mother was born clown in 17th street, near Fourth avenue." "Thank you, Miss Downey. And now, Mrs. Downey, is there anything you can tell me?" "I was going to tell you," 'Mrs. Downey began slowly, "that the moment I heard that poor girl scream I jumped from my bed. Lucille got up, too. Well, it wns the most awful thing. She must have fallen right past our window. It wns terrible. I tell you, never in my life have I had such a shock. I thought I was going (o faint. My heart's not so /;ood, sergeant ..." She paused for breath and laid a plump hand over her bosom. "Well, I wont ou^ into the kitchen for my tablets—I keep them over the sink where they'll be handy—and just as I got to the IsiU'hcn I heard someone running down the stairs. I'm sure of. it, sergeant. I heard those steps just as well as I hear your voice now. It was a man running downstairs —you know how heavy a man's footsteps arc. It was the murderer, sergeant. 1 know it." Cilly stiffened. Mrs. Downey's words brought the case close to reality. "And this wns right after the girl's body hit the ground?" Dolan Mussolini's Son Denies a Quarrel Both He and Hal Roach Contradict Rumor of Split in Films CHICAGO—</P)—Villorio Mussolini, blond 21-year-old son of the Italian premier, said Thursday that his sightseeing trip of America would take him to Now York for n few days aftd' he hoped to get to Washington to visit President Roosevelt. "Hollywood is a fine place," Mussolini said of the film colony, where he went to study American production methods. "I had no trouble at any time with Hnl Roach und he is still in the Italian film company so far as I know." There had been reports that Producer Roach had withdrawn from his association with II Duce's son. Roach also denied this. U. S. Condemns Jap (Continued from Page One) —And This Conclusion Is Altogether Sound CLARENDON, Texas.—(/.')—The old bell had awakened Roy Beverly too many years for it to fool him, although it was masquerading as a country school bell. He heard Its peal recently while passing the school. Climbing to the belfry, he Identified the old Bar X ranch brand on it. It was purchased by the ranch 60 years ago, awakened Beverly every morning for years when he was a youth on the Bar X. The bell disappeared when fire destroyed the ranch house 30 years ago. "night fiflprward. Not two minutes after." 'Can you toll me how far downstairs the mnii went, Mrs. Downey? To the third floor, the j second, the first?" "I'm not so sure of that. 1 think he went below the third floor ... at least I didn't hear him .slop at the landing below us." "Thank you, Mrs. Downey. You have .done right to toll us . . ." Mrs. Downey stepped a pace forward. She lowered her voice confidently. "But that isn't all, sergeant," she said. "That isn't nil." (To Be Continued) some castoff sweetheart. Shaffer Expects the Chair For the Chicago capture, Shaffer blames a pretty young New Orleans woman who has admitted leaving her | husband and child for gangland thrills "If Brady had left women alone," Shaffer stold reporters at that time "we wouldn't be here now. She tolc us to park the car and leave the junk in it, waiting us to stay in a hote all night instead of leaving town." Shaffer summed up the mob's philosophy in these words: "Do I know what's coming to me? Sure, the electric chair with hells What's the difference? I had a gooci lime while it lasted." portunities in China for all notions. Officials here instructed the American minister, Lcland Harrison, at Geneva to present a copy of its statement to the League's secretary general. Harrison is serving as a representative of the United States on the League's Far Eastern Advisory Committee in e consultative capacity. Sanctions Loom There still was much speculation here as to what further extent this government may be prepared to go in international co-operation. Much depends, it was agreed, on what steps the League and the nine-power treaty nations might advocate. President Rocsevelt left little doubt in the minds of most observers, however, that he would commit the United States to almost any collaborative step short of actual force, both from the standpoint o fmiliUiry and economic sanctions, to lalt the war in China. Members of Congress President Roosevelt's call for con- erted effort toward peace continued o evoke comment from members of Congress. Senator Minton (O., Ind.), an administration supporter, who returned recently from Europe, said the president's stand was "thoroughly justified the situation in Europe and the East." He added he would support international economic pressure against those nations' guilty of "brigandage." Representative Maas (R., Minn.) declared: "If we do not join now to stop aggressor nations, inevitably the time will come when we will be the object of aggression." Expressing sympathy with the president's general obpectives, Senator Adams (D.. Colo.) said he favored international co-operation but wondered "what the president has in mine as a course of action." On 'Path to War' Leaders of six peace organizations issued a statement contending the president's speech points the American people "down the road that led to the World war." "He offers the same reasons for ad- Herndon-Cornel'ius Burial Association Office at HOPE FURNITURE COMl'ANY Hope, Ark For Safe Protection Call for agent—Phone 5, 561, 227 Here's a warning that Winter'i nt hand I Get tome HANES Heavyweight Underwear now •—and get through the snow end cold without a sign of goosefleth. Comfort. Contentment. Health-protection in HANES! See a HANES Dealer today. P. H . Hones Knitting Corn pa n y j Winiton- TheAnli-FrewsUnderweai Salem, N. C. FOR MEN AND Wnu R. Moore's MEMPHIS - v y The South's largest Wholesale ,• House f . L AUNDRY NELSON HUCKINS 1926. An errand boy, then u clothing store worker,-he was first arrested on a viif.rni.cy charge, in 1.134. Letter, for possession of stolen property he did a stretch in an Indiana prison farm, then worked us a farm hand near Hanover, Ind. There he probably met Dalhover, who fi.rmod nearby. By l'J35, Brady was in Indianapolis once more, working in factories. The next year the Brady gang raids began. James Dulhovi-r, crack rifle shot, also is a farm boy—rawboned and scrawny. Four years older than Brady, he was the son of parents later divorced. He attended school at Madison, Ind., married a Cincinnati girl, ! and has two boys. 9 and 7 years old. A ravin.; laborer us u youth, he returned to Indiana and bought a farm near Hanover, mixing farm work with bootlegging. His first prison sentence, at Santa Fe, N. M., was for auto theft. Others followed in Kentucky tmd Indiana for assault to kill and possession of a still. Clartiicc' Loc Shaffer, Jr. "loud mouth" of the trio, operated a sandwich shop before joining up. Born here in 191C, he was reared by grandparents after his parents separated. He attended elementary school here und at Ben Davis. Ind., and apparently lived n normal life. But while doing odd jobs, he worked for a time with a character known to the G-men as Charles Geiseking, onetime member of the Brady gang who is now serving lime in Ohio. Prom Stores to Banks The first job attributed to the gung was a $320 store robbery at Robinson, 111., in January, 1936. Brady was identified as one of the two holdup men. Other holdups followed. And then in April, 1936, the gang grabbed a haul of jewelry at Lima, Ohio, and escaped after a running fight. Geiseking was wounded und his pals brought him here for medical aid. A police patrol cornered them at a surgeon's office and the gang again shot their way out, killing Police Sergeant Richard Ravers. The transport of 512,000 in jewels across a state line is the basis for the federal charges against the gang. A few days later, Brady and Dai- hover were captured at Chicago, and Shaffer here. Transferred to jail in Greenfield, Ind., they slugged the sher- 1 iff with an iron bar, fled to Baltimore und established a base, police believe, for forays back into Ohio and Indiana. This was a turning point in the career of the gung. No longer dill they bother with stores—only banks. They K»l An Officer Holdups laid at their door, definitely and tentatively, include bunk robberies at Carthage, Farmland, North Madison, Anderson and Goodland in Indiana, und at Lancaster, Weston and Greenville In Ohio. Besides these crimes, there were the 1 killings of Rivers, of Grocery Clerk Edward Linsey in, a $150 robbery at Piqua, Ohio, and of State Policeman Paul Mineman in a gun battle near Logujisport, Ind. That buttle wag a high spot. The Bradys fleeing from the $2.600 bank robbery at Goodland, roared down a country road, raising dust so thick j that the officers in the car behind could see only a few feet. I At u crossroads the Bradys laid as ambush as deadly as ever an Indian contrived. They pulled off the road and behind a little white church. As the officers paused at the crossroad to sight their quary, one of the gany cut loose from one corner of the church, another form a second corner and a third from the gang car. One officer was badly wounded. As the other, Minncmmi, lay dying in I he dust, a gangster is said to have snarled: "I ought to finish you right now." Woman May Doom Them After the bank robberies, the gunfi lay low awhile, but wore fulshed by police last August in Baltimore. Brady and Dalhovcr had married meantime and Brady had set up a tav- j crn there. As "Eddie Maxwell," he contributed to the community's social ' life by appearing boldly in advertised exhibitions of fancy roller skating at a large Baltimore rink. In the gang hideout, i police found au extensive arsenal and nun-making tools. But the gunmen escaped, as usual, under fire. What chance is there of catching j them? Officers- predict the capture even- j tually will bi? made through a tip from The Best in Motor Oils Gold Seal 100% Pcnn., qt _.... 25c The New Sterling OH, qt 30c Tol-E-Tex Oil Co. East 3rd, !!o|%.-Gpcn Day & NHe lo&kwell, wtilt PHOfNTX G10K|flEP WJtlt T«J! 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