Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on August 22, 1939 · Page 2
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Hope, Arkansas
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Tuesday, August 22, 1939
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PAGE FOUR FBI Current Drive Against Political Wof Underworld .Gambling and Prostitution Two Dependable Sources of Income HIT AT POLITICOS "G" Men Say Problem Is Easy If "Protection" Is Removed HOPE STAR, HOPE, ARKANSAS By MORGAN M. BKATTY AP Feature Service Writer WASHINGTON - Over in the Federal Bureau of Investigation are rows upon rows of steel cabinets, all carefully locked. They contain the anatomy of crime in America. Hundreds of criminal cases have been assembled and recorded detail for detail, and put together like books, so that G-men more readily Xray crime and its consequences. Many a kingpin in the upper world as well as the underworld would topple if all the information in these files were susceptible to proof in a court of law. Similar Cases With few exceptions, these cases arc startlingly alike in pattern. Read one, and you can almost say you'd read them all. Each reflects one or more of the four big facts of crime They are: 1. Crime is organized. 2. Crime depends in good times and bad on two faithful geysers of income—illegal gambling and prostitution. 3. The A-B-C if crime are larceny, burglary and robbery, for about 95 per cent of all serious criminal offenses reported to police fall into these classifications. 4. The whole structure thrives as an organized force in the national community only because of the presence of the Big Fix. The idea behind the nation-wide crusade launched by the FBI and the 'Every Prospect Pleases and Only Man is Vile' Monday, "August 21,1939 Background The accent of law enforcement is changing. J. Edgar Hoover, the head G-man, calls it stremlining justice. Law enforcement agencies are no longer content to catch racketeers, gangsters, and the small fry. They're out to break up crime alliance with underworld financiers politicians, and the like. For those alliances mushroom crime into high finance. This is the second of a series of stories telling how modern day methods and courage are meeting the challenge. federal grand jury in New York is to wipe out Fact No. 4. They want three facts of crime can be dealt with, hand to hand. Law enforcement agencies won't have to struggle through a tangling net of obstruction and delay reared by crooked politicians, underworld financiers, lawyers, bail bondsmen. When I asked J. Edgar Hoover to give me a composite picture of crime in America, he v/as ready. He rattled off the facts like a machine gun: "Our annual crime bill is $15,000,000,000—$120 for every man, woman and child in the land. That's 400 per cent more than we spend on education. 'Every 22 seconds a serious crime is committed in our supposedly civilized land, every day from dawn to dawn, 33 of our citizens are murdered. Our homes and our lives are threatened by an army of lawless individuals numbering 4,750,000," Base of The Pyramid Gambling and prostitution have al- \vays been the bane of law enforcement groups. Offenses are seldom reported to the police. Criminals wander in and out of these occupations without serious penalties. Bawdy houses and gambling joints are the hideouts for desperate criminals.; Likewise these dives are the meeting places for the Big Fix, since they furnish the base revenues for the payoff to politicians and underworld financiers. The Northwestern university survey of recreation in Chicago, just completed, estimates that prostitution takes in more money than all the legal commercial amusements in the city put together. The surveyors suggest j that an estimate of the annual total j is too conservative at 10,000,000. They j rather favor twice that figure a= closer to fact. If the Chicago figures are anywhere near right, then prostitution must take in at least $50,000,000 on a national basis every year, not counting profits in liquor, food, and the like, purchased in these places. Most reliable authorities, incidentally, seem to think that estimate is too conservative. Guess About Gambling Gambling apparently is a much I better income producer.Various auth- Cardinals Win 2 Games From Reds Cincinnati Lead Is Reduced to Three and a Games Half •••.V.V.V.V.V.V.V.V-"-'-"- Dr. J. D. Johnson orities have made all sorts of cstimat- | score tied es. In Kansas City, Judge Allen C. Southern says crooked gambling joints milk Kansas City of 520,000,000 a year. Carry that out to a conservative conclusion for the nation as a whole, and you realize that crooked gambling must nick unsuspecting citizens for $100,000,000 to $500,000,000. But those are only guesses. The steady income in these fields is the lure for politicians eager for bank accounts and officers of the law who forget their oaths of office. Take that Baltimore case in the FBI files. In the spring of 1937, prostitution was paying handsome dividends in Baltimore. It was paying Police Lieutenant Edward L. Hitzelzerger big money. It was paying bug-eyed CINCINNAT — (/Pi — The Reds crumbled before the St. Louis Cardinal in a double-header Sunday and the Reds' lead was reduced to 3 1-2 games before 28,432 fans. Johnny Mize hit his 2lst and 22nd homers and batted in six runs in the second game to give his mates a 7-to-5 vitcory after the Gas Housers battered Bucky Walters in the first for a 7-tol win. This was the seventh double-header victory for the Cards this season and gave them a sweep of the serics'/i Yesterday's game was called in the inth because of rain with the Crowd Pleascrs CINCINNATI.—(/Pi—In five of (he seven other National league cities the Reds have drawn record crowds for the season. Only in Brooklyn and New York do they fail to hold the record, and in Brooklyn they have twice played to such huge crowds that the gates had to be closed. STANDINGS Southern Association Clubs. Memphis Chattmiougn Nashville .... Atlanta ....... Knoxville ..... W. . ?;{ 71) fill fi',1 H5 Little Rock New Orleans L. 5-1 54 51 , r >7 711 78 Pel. .575 .565 ,561 .MS .512 .•ttfi .•121 JS5 Lit Hi Sunday's Hesutts Hock 8-2, New Orleans I Birmingham !-•!, Memphis 1-1. Knoxville 7-0, Atlanta 3-li. Chattanooga G. Nashville 5. Games Monday New Orleans at Little Hock. Chattanooga at Knoxvdle. Atlanta al Nashville, Only jjanies scheduled. National League Clubs. Cincinnati St. Louis Chicago New York Brooklyn Pittsburgh , Boston Philadelphia W. tiH li.'i fill 17 L. 11 •14 5-1 r.7 I'cl. .4:15 .321 Sunday's Hcsulls SI. Louis 7-7. Cincinnati l-li. C'hicayo !)-!), Pittsburgh 5-5. New York 8-2. Philadelphia .1-;!. Brooklyn at Boston, lain. (lames Monday Chicago at New York. Cincinnati a( Pfirl.-idflpliia. Pittsburgh at Boston, Si. Louis al. Brooklyn. American League Clubs. New York Boston , Chicago Cleveland Detroit Washington Philadelphia St. Louis W. 7S 70 L. in 50 Pet. .Mi; .51?, .4:11 .:M2 .:si2 .Sunday's Kesiills Philadelphia 5-1. New York 4-5. Washington jj-fi. Boston 0-10. St. Louis (i, Delroit 2. Chicago G. Cleveland 5. Ciames .Monday Cleveland at Chicago. Detroit at. St. Louis. Only games scheduled. THIS CURIOUS WORLD By William Ferguson sewe SCIENTISTS P-RIAAITIVE /MAN RECOGNIZED MO DIFFERENCE JN THEY ALL LOOKED THE SAME TO HW\. own. i»»BrNE»stnyict,iNc. T.M. REO.U. &. P«T.OIF. lust week for WiixhinRfon. D. C, whore she plans l<> ntlcnil school this coming school year. Mr. Douglass Bailey nnd .son Orell of Tuscon, Arizonn me visiting IP- lalivcs in Blcvins (his week. Mrs. Homer Brown nnd son Homer, Jr. of Sherdiin arc guests'of Mr. ntul Mrs. W. J. Ynrbcrry. Mr and Mrs. Frank Hnnea and children, Mr.s, f'»y Gordon ;JJH| Mi.ss Virginia Honcii were week end guest.; of Miss Gcrtine Honea in Tyler, Tex,i.s. Mr. nnd Mrs. Guy Tale of Saraloqa spent llu; weekend with Mr. and Mis. Henry Tale. Miss Krlene Hell of .Smaeknver was last week visitor of relatives near Blcvins. Legal Notice HICH OR THE FOLLOWING ANIMALS CLIMB TREES HAS NO (=>AKTI<CULAfZ. STAR REPRESENTING EACH STATE ... CONTRARV TO COMMON &EUER. ANSWER: The African lion and the bcnver cannot climb. Some species of kangaroos arc expert climbers, while the mink, although oy no means an expert, climbs wclL Blevins (lev. and Mrs. Thin-man White and rliildien Misses Lavenia and Billie Catherine and Ovic While left Monday for their home in Durant, Okla. Miss Marie Jate accompanied them lor a month's visit there. Mr. and Mrs. George D. Cummins of Glaiiewater, Texas, were Tuesday and Wednesday visitors in Blevins. Mr. anil Mrs. W. B. Cumminjjs accompanied them home for a vacation in Galveston and other points on the Gulf. Mr. and Mrs. A. J. White and son Jack of Waldo, were; Sunday guests of relatives near Blevins. Miss Dor less Houscr of Little Rick is the guest of her mother Mrs. Ine/. Houser this week. children and Mrs. Willard Henderson and daughter left Monday for thcii hotm- in Tnscon, Arizona after a two weeks visit with Mr. and Mrs. E. M. Homl.s. Howard .Smith, Watson Wilson, Klmer M. Bell and Sanford Bonds left Wednesday for Chandler. Arizona. Mr. and Mrs. Bill Hartlcss of Washington. D. C. are visiting Mr. and Mrs. ,loi- Bailey and family. Miss Frances Simpson of Dallas. Texas is die guest of Misses Hortensc and Christine McDougall. Miss Letha Beth McDougall Icfti Aug. 14-21-28. COAJM/SSJONKH'S .SALK NOTIl'K, IS IIK11KHY G1VKN, That in pursuance ,,f tin- authority nnd directions contained in the decretal order of Die Cham-cry Court of Hernpslearl Counly. made and entered on the 20th day of April, A. I). I'.ffi) in a certain cause I No. 52511 then pending therein between Krankio Hujfjhson Thomasson, rt al rnmplain- iints, and I' 1 . O. HuKhson, rt al defendants the undersigned, as Commissioner of said Court, will offer for sale it public veniluc to the highest bidder. it the front door or entrance of the Cili/ens National Hank at Sorond h Kim Streets in the City of Hope, Arkansas, in UK; Counly of Hcmpstead within the hours prescribed l>y law for judicial sales, on Saturday (he 2nd (lay of September A. D. lOT, the following described real estate, to -wit: The Southwest Quarter i.SVV'il of the Northeast Quarler <NKA,|l of Section Twenty-five f25 l and the Kast Half lK',»i of the Northwest Quarter iNW'.ii of Section Twenty-five <2T». and the Southwest Quarter iSWVi' of Section Twenty-five <2;»i. and the West Half iW',-ii of Ibe Southeast. Quarter ''StC'/'ii of Section Twenty-five i25l. all in township Twelve 'I.'!' South, Ilange Twenty-six i^lii WcM, in HempMcad County. Arkansas, containing 3KO acres, more or less. TKRMS Or' SALM: On a cmdit of three months, the iinn-ha'.rr UiMiig rc- ciuiri.'d tit execute a lmn<l as inquired by law and I hi; order and decree of said Court in said cause, with approved security, bracing interest al the rate of six pri ci.-nl per annum from date of sale until paid, ami a hen being retained on the pn-ini..i"i sold In secure* the paynH.'nt of the purchase money. Given under my hand this 2f>lh dav of July, A. D. l!).'!!l. RALPH RAILMY Commissioner in Chancery. t 3-3. Slaughter's single scored Pepper Martin in the first inning of the first game. Wciland struck ouqt the first three Cincinnati batters and the Rods failed to reach first until the sixth inning, when Craft singled and later scored on Jiost's hit to tic up the game. Cards Brek Loose An eight-inning grand rally broke up the evenly matched duel between Weiland, the winning pitcher, and Walters, who left the field still seeking his 21st vitcory. Ten Cardinals went to bat in the eith when the Reds went haywire. Stu Martin, batting for Lary, walked and Weiland was safe when hi.s tap near the pitcher's bix was thrown too late by McCormick. First National Bank Building Practice Limited to Eye, Ear Nose and Throat. LIFE, ACCIDENT AND HEALTH INSURANCE plus PERSONAL SERVICE Will pay you money also Hospital and Doctor bills . . . any amount desired and 100% pay. TALBOT FEILD /.Sri Box 44, Hope, Ark. 9 Years with Reliance Life. Cappei Goldstein, the race-horse man (Pepper Martin loaded the bases with who shuttled between Hitzelberger and j " -single and Brown singled in two the crime world. If a madam stood i runs. Pepper Martin scored when in with Hitzelberger and Goldstein Webber muffed Billy Myers' throw of and paid off regularly, she could run Medwick's bounder. Wcrbcr's finger her business unmolested, and bank was injured on the plya and Lew Riggs went to third. After Padgett was passed purposely to load the bases again, Walters lost control and fed three straight balls to Terry Moore. This was the setting when Milburn Shoffner. who flew here from Boston to join the licd.s- last niijht, went to the hill. Hi.s first pitch as a Red walked Moore and forced in a run. Stu Martin popped out to end the inning. Cards Take Karly Lead In the second game two singles and a the synonym for prostitution in Baltimore, made the biggest profits because m she got the cream of the business. ;• i No telling what Miser Mary Licbman made out of the racket. She ran a house of prostitution in Baltimore from a shoestring to a fortune. Story of a Picture The lesser lights—procurers, educators, and prostitutes—got. the crumb at the crime table, about $73 a week i apiece. The prostitutes themselves | sacrifice scored one St. Louis run were lucky if they could keep enough' in the first inning. Mize, the league's to eat on. ' ... But on the night of May 13. IJKiT, the the FBI cracked down on Baltimore prostitution and wrecked the racket.! loaded So brazen had been the crime world bit by and if- You Want A Good Buy in See Our Stock | Hope Hardware Company crime its allies, that they were rjuilc open with their camaraderie. A photo: graph of Lieutenant Hitzelberger was j found in the business office of Shirley I Kaminski, uniform and all. 1 Before the FBI and the Baltimore i police were through with that pictuie it had become Ihe dirty symbol of al' liance between crime and the law in ; Baltimore. Prison bars clanged shut on Hitzelberger, Cappic, Shirley, miser Mary and dozens of prostitutes and ; the men they kept. Incidentally, physical examinations disclosed that 75 : per cent of them were infected with I syphilis, gonorrhea or both. The Baltimore case is just one more reason why the FBI is going after the Big Fix all the -vav 'Jen ss ti U. S. Kansas City and Baltimore wore no worse than some- other cities. They were merely example..,, „/ whilt goes on. A cleanup in isolated spots like that helps, hut it accomplishes imle lading goo d on Ihr- national stage. TOMORROW _ How Criminal Get J'hat Way. WASHINGTON COURT HOUSE, O. —i/P>—George Groves' pet cat adopted a young rabbit into he;- family of five kittens. The unusual fanxily addition went unnoticed until Groves observed unusually long ears on one of the "kitteiii." leading slugger, hit a homer with two aboard in the third. With two out the sixth, two singles and a walk Ihe bases and Sluuhler was a pitched ball, forcing in a run. Going in to the last of the sixth tradini! "> to I, the McKcdmic men lied it, up with four singles, a walk, and Pinch-hitler Loinbardi's sncri- fico fly. Gri.ssom. c-haryd with the loss, walk- fid Slaughter in Ihe eiiiht. and Mi/.c clouted otio into the bleachers to put Ihe Carrl.s in front. His Honor Was Not Impressed OMAHA. Neb. - lfl>, - An itinerant magazine salesinan, charged with vagrancy, protested to Municipal Judge Ferry Wheeler. "I got a legitimate eri- The judge agreed, delivering a three- minute liiy'n pressure sales monologue. "Say." said the salesman in admiration, "you're good. How would you like - a job with inn'!" Unimpressed by the offer. Judge Wheeler gave the salesman a 10-day .sentence, suspended on condition he leave town. Compared with 19U we decidedly have the upper hand this lime.—Col. Gtn. Waltbc-r von Brauschitscb, German chief iof Half. SMOKERS: SAVE AGAINST THE COST OF THE STATE CIGARETTE TAX! Whatever price you pay per pack, it's important to remember this fact: By burning 25 % slower ihati the average (if the 15 other of the largest-setting branch tested —sloivcr than any of them — CAMELS give a smoking plus equal to • Let every delightful cxtni puff «f Camels remind you that Camel is die quality cigarette every smoker can affurtl. Costlier tobaccos—ripe, mellow, fragrrtnt, delicate in taitc —and in generous extra measure. Camel certainly is America's shrewdest cigarette buy! 5 EXTRA SMOKES PER PACK! :s CopjrUht, 1339. ft. J. BemoldlTobiccoComptny, Wio»loQ-Stl«[o. N. <J AMERICA'S SHREWDEST CIGARETTE BUY I MPARTIAL tests by a leading independent laboratory show which one of 16 of the largest-selling brantls^/'m the most tictual smoking per puck! Here are the findings: 1 CAMELS were found to contain A1OK1; TOBACCO BY WUIG1IT than the average for the 15 other of the largest-selling brands. 2 CAMELS BURNED SLOWV.R 'I'llAN ANY OTHER BRAND TIiSTED-25?* SLOWER THAN THE AVERAGE TIMIi OF Till; is OTHER OF THE LARGEST-SELLING BRANDS! By burning 25% slower, on tin; av t-r- age, Camels give smokers the equivalent of 5 EXTRA SMOKES PER PACK! 3 ID the same tests, CAMELS HELD THEIR ASH FAR LONGER thaa the average dim for ail the other brands. 1 LONG-BURNING COSTLIER TOBACCOS

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