The St. Louis Star and Times from St. Louis, Missouri on July 23, 1934 · Page 7
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JL 5T. LOUIS STAR -TIMES ' MOXDAT EVENING, JTXY 23, 1934. ST. LOUIS STAR-TIMES J Two Women Lured John Dillinger to Death in Federal Trap Outlaw Slain in Chicago Continued From Page One. tion When the detectives came on the run, PurvV Intercepted them and told them what was up. They called headquarters and more police came. hat with instructions to stand by giuj take orders from Purvis. From Hospital to Morjtie. pillinger was rushed to Alexian g'others' Hospital in a patrol 'zgon. But the policemen knew he ts dead, and at the entrance of the hospital, where a kindly priest in a long cassock haa come to the door to see who might be in need or help, the driver was ordered to the I was in a taxi that caught up with the police car at the hospital ind we followed across town to the old morgue. No one bothered us, though we went fifty miles an hour. There was no crowd. We pulled jn. Strong arms carried the limp, light form of the man who had been cared by a great government through that grim door of many minor tragedies. It lay on a rubber itretcher. In the basement, the receiving; ard of the last public hospice oi the doomed, they stripped the still wrm body of what seemed a boy, the features as though at rest and only n ugly, bleeding hole under the left eye. such as a boy mi?ht have gotten In a street tight. His trms were bruised from the fall and the bumping in the wagon. But. under his heart were two little black holes, clean and fresh. These could not have been anything but what they were. That part of John Dillinger did not look as though it was a boy's hurt it was the fatal finish of a cold-blooded killer and not half of what he had given Officer O'Malley In East Chicago, Ind., in the bank robbery when he cut the policeman almost in half with a machine-gun. The marks of the garters were jtill in the skin of his sturdy calves, the only part of him that looked like any part of a strong man. His urms were slender, even emaciated. But his legs were powerful looking;. His feet were neat and almost womanish, after the white sox and dudish white shoes had been taken from them. ' Clothes of Cheap Make. His clothes were shabby with still an attempt at smartness. The white shirt was cheap, the gray flannel trousers and the uninitialed belt-buckle were basement-counter merchandise. His maroon and white print tie might have cost half a dollar. In his pocket were $7.70 and a few keys and a watch in whic'a was the picture of a pretty woman The bureau of identification men were on the job in a jiffy. They proved up the fingerprints, though they had been treated with a biting cid in an effort to obliterate the trlltale. But the details and cores were unmistakable. Behind the ears we well-done scars of a face-lilt- pr rrmid hrad nut of anv of those tag job by a skillful plastic special- ; exitS- He went into the theater ?ev-ist. A mole on his forehead had i ,.ai times and the woman Drob- 4 1 BROWN HAIR DYED BLACK lH. " T . .0 K ' W ' If I; mmi p&k, y ; mm ' fl DIMPLE AND CREASES r- , , ' 4V 'miT REMOVED IN FACt UFIINS , !$A24 2 X.-':A J A 1 Jpl MORBID MOBS OF CURIOUS FIGHT TO SEE DEAD OUTLAW willROGERS says: Crowd Jams Scene of Shooting in Hunt for Souvenirs and to Touch Body. CHICAGO. July 23. (TJ. P. Within a fe seconds after the shooting of John Dillinger last i night, hundreds of the morbidly ! curious thronged the scene. The ; mob grew to thousands. Souvenir hunters snatched up Dillingers sailor straw hat. grabbed still smoking cartridge shells from the ' gutter, pushed through police lines I to touch the dead outlaw. After his body was hauled away in a government automobile many spectators thronged about the death ; scene. The crowd grew for hours, limou-'. sines of the Gold Coast and flivvers ; carrying whole families jamming ; traffic for ten blocks around the ! death scene. Newspaper extra- moved the entire city habituated to the wholesale murders of the da5-s of Al Ca-ponc, George Bugs Moran and their ilk from its cultivated blase attitude. Apartment dwellers poured into streets at the call of newsboys. Within minutes after each new edition hit the streets newspapers were unobtainable. Outside the morgue doors a crowd of morbid curious begged and pleaded for "just a look at him." SAN FRANCISCO. July 23. To the Star-Times: Just steaming out of beautiful San Francisco Bay. Putting a bridge across it. They will bridge to Honolulu if the government don't run out of credit. Could wire later, but better get this off while I am able. As a sailor I am as big a success as a "red" trying to run a strike. Drove to San Francisco and stayed all night. You have seen towns full of many things but did you ever see one full of "alibis? Everybody on both sides of the strike had nothing to do with starting it and everyone of 'em was responsible for stopping it. Everybody has a sore back from taking bows. Nobody seems to be responsible for starting the strike. Ship ahoy, BATTLE BETWEEN DILLINGER AND LAW COST LIVES OF 15 Seven Peace Officers. Four Gangsters and Four pther Men Slain. 'JUL ' Ktrt Copr..yM FORISTEL'S WIDOW WILL ADMINISTER HIS ESTATE Leit, justice, an John Dillinger before he became a fugitive fromt looked when shot' down last night, ind right, a Star-Times artist's version of how he lifted, dyed his hair, grown a musta He had had his face ache and wore glasses. Children Go to Camp. Donations amounting to $180 have enabled forty children under the care of Unit H of the Citizens' Relief Committee known as Widowers' Division of the Children's Aid Society to go to camp. Mrs. Mae Foristel. widow of Edward W. Foristel, prominent St. Louis attorney who died recently, i today was appointed administratrix of the estate. In her application for letters of administration, filed in probate court, Mrs. Foristel stated that her husband left no will and that she docs not know the full value of the estate. She lLsted as the legal heirs herself and her five children. Edward, Jr., Jeanette Margaret, Janes Frances. Mary and Joseph J. She furnished a $5,000 surety bond. CHICAGO. July 23 (U. Pl- ; Seven pepce officers were killed by 1 John Dillinger's gang before it was crushed by the slaying of Dillinger himself last night. In contrast. Dillinger's deatrt brought the total of gangsters killed to lour. Meanwhile foirr other persons were slain in the long duel between the law and the lawless. The list of dead follows: Officers Killed Sheriff Jesse Sar-ber. Lima. Ohio: Police Sergt. John Shanley. Chicago; Indiana Stata Policeman Eugene Teague: Policeman William P. O'Malley. East Chicago; W. Carter Baum, federal agent; Undersheriff Charles Kav-anatigh. Port Huron. Mich.: Policeman Howard Wagner, South Bend, Ind. Gangsters Killed John Dillinger, at Chicago; Eugene Green at St. Paul; Herbert Youngblood at Port Huron. Mich.; Tommy Carroll at Waterloo, la. Others Killed Eugene Boisrneau, CCC worker slain accidentally in raid at Spider Lake, Wis.; Lewis Watzwitz. Sam Ginsberg and Charles Tilden. minor police characters killed in a raid in Chicago in search for Dillinger. Chiropractors to Meet. Recent advancements in the art of healing will be dis'u. ed by Dr. F. J. Kolar, Wichita, Kan., surgeon, at a meeting Wednesday night of the St. Louis Chiropractors' Association at the Marquette Hotel. mation between her and Dillinger before the lirst shot was fired. It I is my theory that she was with Dil- linger and that she was the tip-off party or in league with her and Purvis. The two women who were slightly wounded, residents of the neighbor- hood, were hit by accident. Mrs. Theresa Paulus was shot in the left j side, probably by one of the bullets that passed through Dillinger. and ' Mrs.' Netta Natelski in the leg by ! a bullet that ricocheted off the al- ' ley paving. Purvis twice came Into the dark- j ened auditorium while Dillinger was I there, but did nothing of moment j either time, choosing to get his man outside. ! The case was describsd to me by a police officer of long acquaintance as about like this: Purvis got the tip earlier than he confesses. There was more to it than an anonymous snatch of stray word-age. A woman agreed t: deliver Dillinger at a certain hour in a certain place. Covers All Exits. Purvis organized more than two dozen men, covering ev?ry possible exit and every possible way Dillin- Winner of $5,000 Dillinger Reward May Remain Secret WASHINGTON. July 23. (U. P.) A reward of $10,000 was offered for capture of John Dillinger and $5,000 for information leading to his capture. Federal agents are barred from participating in the rewards, so none of the $10,000 for capture of Dillingw will be paid. Chier Investigator J. Edgar Hoover in-aicated, however, that the $5,000 offered tor information may be paid. Identity of the recipients may not be learned. Their narmes may never be revealed as it was indicated important information had been obtained from underworld sources. They were to have been the principal witnesses against him. The East Chicago officers, according to Chief Nicholas Makar, had been ui Chicago for two days. One of these five policemen, who had been a life-long friend of one of the three policemen whom Dil- lirger murdered, established a contact with a north side woman sev- j eral days ago. The woman was con- : sorting with Dillinger. Yci'erday afternoon the woman got the information to this policeman that Dillinger had decided to go to the movie. She said he was i going to the Biograph "some time tonight." ONMENFELD' uorusi two feet away. I must not mention ! his name. Purvis says "keep that a trade secret." With John ("Happy Jack") Hamilton and George ("Baby Face") Nelson, Dillinger's lieutenants still at large, perhaps that is a fair enough precaution. 'SALESMAN JOHN' SHERIFF SEIZES BROOKLYN, ILL., AFTER TWO ARE SHOT been trimmed off rather well. His hair, naturally sandy, had been painted a muddy black with a poor grade of dye. So had his mustache. The one identifying mark known tround the globi as the Dillinger characteristic was there. Even in death he looked just like the Dillinger we all knew from the photographs. Probably the last breath of his ego. Dillinger was a ladies' man. He didn't want to be picked up and identified by a rube sheriff. But, still, he wanted to whisper to new sweetie. "Baby, I you I'm John Dillinger! ably the one i.i red. so she could be seen in a dark theater gave him signals that Dillinger wouldn't notice. At last came the signal to stand by he was coming. The woman preceded Dillinger and went in the direction he would go. She stepped into the alley, the officers covered her up and other officers gave Dillinger the works. Any weak statements for the record that they wanted to take Dillinger alive and had to kill him when he started to draw, are hooey. can trust , The federals have long been out to and She j .KaoI rinu n nillmoer at the first. The village of Brooklyn. 111., a Negro settlement north of East St. Louis, is being patrolled today bv two SDecial deputy sheriifs, follow- j ing the shooting of two village employes early yesterday. Sheriff Munie sent the special . deputies to Brooklyn and took away 'the badges of the villages' two claim-j ants to the office of chief of police : as he declared himself to be in " tSAPlK VAULliThe sheriff also removed the four' i rhanee. H; had murdered their comrade and other officers of the law. His life was forfeit. I have indiHX'fable poof that th bureau had information that Dillinger w-as here for at lea.t three days. It was the first definite location of the hunted mverer sin'-? the affray in the Little Bohemia (Wisconsin) lodge. "We didn't have time fo get rum then, but we had time enough this time." Purvis said. Evidently, Purvis not only had enough time, but ued it with the traditional efficiency of his department. There has always been open rancor between the Chicago polke and the federals, who have several times done them out of rewards, since ths federals are not permit f-d would look, and he was! That mus-Uchc! Having gone to astounding lengths to change his inconspicuous identifying marks, with the necessary aid nd advice of expert medical men, he had still refused to shave off that familiar trade-mark that every newspaper reader could see with his ' shut. Dimple Almost Removed. A scar on his chin had been reopened and smoothed up some, but not very convincingly. The droop Rt the left corner of his mouth was unmistakably intact. But the most triking facial change was in the tightening of the skin on his chin, almost completely killing his dimple, hich was almost as widely known " his mustache. Gold-rimmed eye-gla.$es fell off his face ss he toppled over. These, j accept rewards. ne of the most amateurish of elements in disguise, did change his ppearance decisivrlv, the officers said. The federal office, as usual. Issued jontradictorv statements and frankly admitted that certain information would not be given out. Among the twentv-seven men ho worked with Purvis were Capt. Tim ONem of East Chicago and Wir of his men. Purvis said they ere there quite by chance and he na taken them in on the big adventure, a second statement said jnat Purvis had seen Dillinger enter as well as leave th- theater. Red Dress a Signal. As Dillinger emerged, walking near him were two youngish women, one of them wearing a red dress. "U"?reds were leaving the house " th? time and almost anv number women would naturallv have near him. But the one me red dre . Vmrriprf- nr Hip Continued on Page 2. Column 1. truck driver and frequently made his hideout in a motor truck. "I thought I almost knew we had him when he went into the theater," Hoover continued. "I breathed a great sigh of relief when I heard the news. It has been a long, hard and exceedingly dangerous chase. It is probably the most dangerous manhunt in which the Department of Justice has ever engaged, for Dillinger hid in crowded communities where gunfire is always dangerous." He said the women Dillinger associated with helped him in his career of crime and efforts to escape arrest. "These women were rold, hardened criminals." he said. Friends of Slain East Chicago Officer Share . in Vengeance i patrolmen from office. t Those shot yesterday were Alder- ! man John Cole and Amos Taylor, city health officer, both Negroes. Neither is in serious condition. The shootings grew out of the row there over the job of chief of police. Sheriff Munie last week intervened in the squabble between Percy Hemingway and Tobias Cirr ! Crittenden and, after many confer- i ences, thought it had been settled that Crittenden was to be the chief j and Hemingw ay was to be night ser- ; geant. j However, the arguments as to who ' wa.s chief continued on the street : corners Saturday night and yester- ' day. The sheriff's office In East P Loui.s reports that Col? was shot in the hip during one of the arguments by Hemingway and Patrolm.m Oliver Hughes, and that Taylor was shot in the leg by Crittenden. !lev and four fxierals made a ior- SafetT on Gun Set. That. Dillinger suspected nothing , is proved by nothing as much as . that the safety catch on his maga-' zine gun was set. It was a new, high-type weapon, so powerful thot its slugs would penetrate the bulletproof vests of the sort that Dillinger himself had worn in other spots. The number had been filed off. Close examination indicated it h.6 never been firea. It was fully loaded and a clip of extra cartridges was in a pocket. He had no other passible instrument of offense or defense, except a slender penknife on a thin chain that held his watch. A. the morgue internes examined the body, they pointed out a scar on his shin-bone, the one which had been so heavily broadcast as maiming and even killing Dillinger. It was a little bit of a thing and look?d more like the result of a ston-bruise than a volley from the muzz'e of outraged society. The man who had killed him s'ood CHICAGO. July 23. (I. N. S Here is an inside story of the killing of John Dillinger. The tip that the outlaw was in Chicago and planned to attend the Biograph Theater last night was gien to Melvin H. Purvis through the police of East Chicago. Ind., who had pledged themselves to avenge the deaths of three of their fellow-officers at Dillinger's hands. 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