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A M1R.OW P.TR! A HOW JOTTTRW A J . final' w EATHER Bain or mow tonight, colder Friday. Exclusive Associated Press, International News, Consolidated Press Association Dispatches , , . PfflCE THREE CENTS XO. 43 AKROX, OHIO, THURSDAY EVENING, JANUARY 24, 1929 V (THIRTY-SIX PAGES) NINETIETH YEAR DIME MIT '101 MEIC1TI1 LEGISLATURE IS BESIEGED BY MIRKH Farmers' Protective Association, Rallies Strength At Columbus FIGHT TUBERCULIN TEST Claim Set Up For More Appropriate Return To Suffering Cattle Owners By H. S. HOOVER Beacon Journal Bnreav, Duhler-WaUiek Bold. COLUMBUS, Jan. 24. Vigorous warfare on the Riggs cat- . tie tuberculin-testing law will b carried on from Columbus headquarters to be established by the : Farmers' Protective association, it was announced today by M. M. Moore of Akron, secretary of the society. ' t Opponents of the law are preparing ! a bill, providing for radical changes, t which will be ready for presentation - - n hnth hnneM nf I 'ne assetnbly next today. He conferred with Senator V. D. Emmons, of Akron, who will introduce - the measure in the upper house. Its sponsor in the lower house has not been selected. H. S. Hoover Moore said. Moore will open headquarters next week in the Neil house, S Highst,; Columbus. :; i , At the conference between Moore and Emmons, it was agreed that the bill would contain a provision whereby a farmer would be paid - actual value for any cows killed by state order after being subjected to the tuberculin test, . .. : Pay Proper Value "if a cow is killed, after having been tested, and it is found that, it can be sold as meat, then the farmer should have the full value," Emmons said. "If, however, the cow is in such condition that it must go to tankage and Is only good for tallow and by- (Continue On Page Three) DETECTIVES GUARD ELECTION JURORS Cleveland Judge Determined No Outside Influence Shall Reach Them CLEVELAND, Jan.' 24. (AP) Judge Irving Carpenter ordered deputies stationed in the courthouse today after the jury in -the case of Bernard Pearse, precinct election official charged with altering the count of the August primary, had been out more than 24 hours. The deputies are to prevent any outside influence reaching the seven men and five women who heard the second election fraud trial resulting from a special grand jury investigation that brought indictment of 37 persons. The court urged the jury to reach a verdict and dispose of the case thereby preyenting a repetition of the first fraud trial of three other republican workers which ended in a disagreement. OUR WEATHER MAN i i -r ! OHIO WEATHER WASHINGTON, Jan. .84. Rain probably mixed with sleet or snow tonight and Friday. Rising tempera' ture tonight. Colder Friday afternoon In west portion and much colder Fri day night. DAILY TEMPERATURE REPORT 8 a. m.Y sday'j Today Mux. Atlanta rain 48 08 Boston clear...... 28 ' . 44 Buffalo snow 18 28 Chicago cloudy 22. 18 Cincinnati cloudy 32 36 Cleveland cloudy 20 Columbus f)enver ivtrolt . . El Paso . cloudy., 2a 34 12 28 82 12 B8 78 . . Know . . . .. cloudy.. . clear... o 12 38 14 48 74 Kn City snow. .. I.n Angelea ........ clear Miami clear New Orlean ....... pt. cmuay. 68 bo New York .......... cloudy 28 44 Pittsburg pt. cloudy. 28 , 38 Portions, Ore rain 30 28 8t. Loula rain 30 28 Ban Franclaco clear 42 84 Tampa clear. 82 82 Washington, D. C. clear 47 62 VeaterdaT'o Hirb New Orleans, 80. clear; Tampa, 12, clear; Jacksonville, 78, clear. Todaj'i Low Prince Albert, 40 below, clear; White River, Be below, cloudv; Mlnnedosa, 34 below, clear. Temperoture recorded at Akron univerelty weather observatory Thursday at I a. m. in. Maximum temperature recorded for !he -hiMir period andinf, Thursday at 8 a. m 'n Si and minimum 19, Snow Smothers Alpine Climbers LECH, Austria, Jan. 24. (AP) Two German Alpinists were smothered and many others injured when an avalanche of snow overwhelmed them in the Voralberg mountain today. The mass of snow which swept down upon them was estimated to be 30 : feet long and 150 feet wide. II ABDDBflO Detective - Convinced That Trail Of Stealers Will Be Uncovered ABANDON HOPE OF LIFE Special ie the Beteon Journal WOOSTER, Jan. 24. "If we told all that we know of this case, it would surprise you," said Detective Ora Slater in the office of County Prosecutor Marion Graven after the two had conferred at some length today on recent developments in the investi gation of the disappearance of 4- year-old Melvin Horst in Orrville Dec. 27. Neither the detective nor the coun ty prosecutor would elaborate on the bare statement that a newly discovered witness had told of seeing two men place Melvin Horst in an automobile at Orrville on the Bight of Dec. 28 a day after he disappeared from his home. ' . Is Important Clue They confessed, however, that the clue was regarded as the most important one uncovered in the three weeks investigation. whether or not, the witness, pre sumably an Orrville resident, recog nized the two men, was left a matter of conjecture. : Opinion is strong here, however, that one or more of the five mem bers of the Arnold family held in jail awaiting trial on charges or cnua stealing, may be definitely connected with the abduction by the emphatic assertion of the new witness. Give Up Hope ; Sentiment prevailing here seems to lend color to the belief now that the 4-year-old victim of trie abductors is dead.. Officials have been quick to run down numerous clues lately as to discovery of traces of human residue in furnace ashes. The school house in the hills near Fredericksburg, where it was reported prowlers had built a fire in the furnace during a vacations was searched again and ashes taken from the furnace pit were brougnc. to woosrer ior analysis. At Orrville, where scores of persons labored. Tuesday and Wednesday to drain Dye's pond, it was reported that the task had been in vain and no trace of the boy's body ' had been found. ' , LINDBERGH PUNNING SOUTH AMERICAN HOP Famous Lone Eagle Will Make Goodwill Tour Around Continent DETROIT, Jan. 24. (INS) Col. Charles A. Lindbergh will soar away on a goodwill tour of South America within the next 30 days, according to Capt. E. V. Rickenbacker, World war ace, who made the announcement of the Flying Colonel's new tour to members of the Michigan Automotive Trades association at their annual meeting here today. Details of the forthcoming 'flight are now being ironed out, Rickenbacker said. .While the proposed trip has not been revealed before, Rickenbacker pointed out that Presidentelect .Hoover had set an example in his recent South American goodwill tour which would be followed by the government with its air messenger, Lindbergh. Within the next year an air line with regular service will be started along the route that Lindbergh will fly, Rickenbacker said. This route would be down the west coast of South America to the cape and up the east coast, through Argentina and Brazil. Marjorie Daw Weds Picture Producer NEW YORK, Jan. 24. (AP) Mar jorie Daw, motion picture actress, was on a wedding journey toward Hollywood today, the bride of Myron Selznick, screen producer. Miss Daw and Selznick, son of Louis J. Selznick, a pioneer producer, were married at the Municipal building late yesterday after, the actress had made an affidavit to her divorce in 1925 from Edward Sutherland, ft director. Miss Daw said she met Selznick 10 years ago when she was 15. Selznick said this was his first mat: rimonial venture. He is 30 years old. Miss Daw is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John H. House of Colorado Springs, Colo. COOPER TO ENTERTAIN COLUMBUS, Jan, 24. (AP) Gov. Myers Y. Cooper will hold a reception at the executive mansion for mem bers of the general legislature and other state officers to be named on February 8, it was announced. HA M OE CHEW IBEJESCBED Captain Of American Steamer .Adds To His Laurels By Saving 32 Seamen HUNTS DAY AND NIGHT Spends More Than 24 Hours Searching Angry Ocean For Foundered Craft By the Asseeiate Frew NEW YOKE, Jan. 24. Triumphant for a second time in a battle with the sea, Captain George Fried of the United States liner America was headed toward port today with the rescued crew of the Italian freighter Florida which was lost.' "Rescued full crew Florida. Total 32. Chief Officer Harry Man ning in charge. Life boats lost. Details later." These staccato sentences of Fried's message to the United States lines last night told the essentials of the happy ending of a grim drama of the wintry Atlantic which opened when the America began her 350-mile race with death Tuesday. Second Noble Effort ; . - The message recalled a similar communication sent by Captain Fried almost three years ago to the day when he told of the rescue of the crew of the British freighter -Antinoe against heavy odds of sea and wind. Driving his ship through the welter of a winter storm and takinsr ' his bearing on the disabled ship by means 01 a radio direction finder. Captain Fried steamed more than a day and a mgnt.on his mission of mercv. """Am standing by the S. S. Florida." The long vigil kept by shore radio stations to learn the outcome of th race-of the America to snatch 32 men from the threat of death was rewarded by that terse message at 9 p. m. Before that there had been frag ments of messages indicating that the America was feeling ; about in the darkness for the Florida with her search light. Light Picks Up Craft The America wanted to know if the storm-weary crew of the Florida could see the beam.' It was three hours later that the liner located the object of her search. . As the searchlight of the America was focused on the Florida, it became known that the American ; tanker Dannedaike, which also had asked for aid near where the Italian ship was lounder Jig, had surmounted her dif-ficulties. The America's radio advised land stations tnat tne Dannedaike s crew had rigged a jury rudder and were proceeding to Bermuda. : . The America's feat in locating the Florida and taking off the crew was emphasized by the fact that two other ships nearer at hand had been un able to locate her. and -were forced to abandon the search. Two Honrs Of Labor The Florida, an Italian tramp steamer, was bound for an Italian port from Pensacola, . Fla., with a cargo of pine pitch when 'disaster overtook her 800 miles east of the Virginia Capes. The dispatch said the rescue was effected by Chief Officer Manning and eight members of the America's crew and required two hours. A violent squall prevented the life boat from getting alongside the Florida and forced the 32 men. of the freighter's crew to swim to the boat. Twenty-one were placed in the ship's hospital suffering from exposure and injury, only one of them in a serious condition. He is the chief engineer who has a broken leg and fractured ribs. Train Is Buried 4 Under Snow Drifts BUDAPEST, Jan.' 24. (AP) Fears were entertained today that 40 passengers buried in a train under a snow in southern Rumania. A dispatch from Bucharest said four locomotives going to the' relief of the train also were stalled. The cats were reported under 12 feet of snow in Southern Rumania. T Reformed Confidence Woman Leaves Fund For Prisoners DETROIT, Jan. 24. (AP) . Provision for a home- in Detroit for children whose parents are in penal Institutions was-made in the will of Sophie Lyons Burke, one of the most colorful women criminals of the Victorian age who died here in 1924 after leading an exemplary life for a quarter of a century. ' . Now, after four years of litiga-gation, $115,000 of her estate which totaled nearly a quarter million, is available for the home. An agreement was reached between executors and trustees of the estate and the guardian of Madeline Brady, Mrs. Burke's daughter, now a patient In an Gales I ! ' i J ( J. ' ff ' ' ':Mi SSfew '" M:Mmff lit mm Mill A .Al . . ' '...wsr : ' 4 With terrific westerly gales howling over the north Atlantic, gallant liners have braved the storms to aid two vessels in distress off the Virginia Capts the-Italian freighter Florida and - the American tanker Dannedaike. Above is the S. S. America, which with the S. S. President ' Harrison and the German steamship Yorck answered SOS calls , of the two ships. Giant waves crashing over the deck of a freighter similar to those in distress .(lower left photo just taken on the sea),; show the fury of the storms. Captain George Fried, lower right, hero of the Antinoe rescue, is skipper of the America. MORROW TO RETAIN PLACE IN MEXICO Political Future Of Ambassador Decided At Meeting With,Hoover MIAMI BEACH, Fla, Jan. 84. (AP) Dwight W. Morrow is to return to Mexico City soon and remain as ambassador for an indefinite period. This became known authoritatively today after he had conferred; for two hours with President-elect -Hoover.!. This is in accord with the; ambassador's own desire and with that of the next presid!.i, who has a high appreciation of the work the internationally known banker has been giving at Mexico City since his draft by President Coolidge. Time and again since Mr. Hoover's election, Morrow's name has appeared in the gossip as to a possible appointment as secretary of state to succeed Frank B. Kellogg who has arranged to retire March 4. 1 ' DRY SLEUTHS KILL FARMER IN MISSOURI Two Young Women Injured When Agents Fire On Speeding Automobile . STELLA, Mo., Jan.. 24.: (AP) Fred Scott, a farmer, was killed and Mrs. Eva Jeffries, 18, was in jured last night when officers fired on ' Scott's automobile, which refused to stop. , The car went into a ditch and was wrecked. Another woman, who . was injured, fled before her - identity was learned. ' ; ' , The officers said several gallons Of liquor were found in the wreckage, i They reported they" were told Scott was , running liquor . in from Kansas, and so. lay in wait for him. A car was usd to block the highway, but Scott swerved around and drove on, the officers said, whereupon they fired. Ohio Shipbuilder Buried In England CLAYPOLE, LINCOLNSHIRE. England, Jan. 24. (AP) In the presence of his family, a few personal friends and numerous villagers, Harry Coulby, of Wickliffe, O., who died in London Jan: 18, was buried here today in the little church on which he spent much money after which gained success as a shipowner on the Great Lakes. .' The body had lain in state at the home of his sister,- Mrs. ' John Mil-ner. - English hospital. : Approximately $50,000 was awarded to the guardian and a similar amount was bequeathed to Mrs. Florence Bower, another daughter. Other bequests provided delicacies for sick Inmates of Sing Sing prison at Ossining, N. Y., and to inmates of the Sing Sing death house. ; During her career as an International confidence woman Mrs. Burke, then known as Sophie ' Lyons had been in many of the large prisons of the world. After her reform she wrote a book, "Why Crime Doesn't Pay." In her declining years here she operated a restaurant. To Aid Ships In Distress . . - iniir" JlliiilPlilBI Cleveland Couple Defies Court Birth Control Rule Man ' And Wife With Three Children In Five Years Reunited After Divorce Attempt " And Say "That's Our Business" "iLEVELAND, 1 . Jan. 24. (AP) A. court ruling "imposing three years of .V birth control" was questioned by the- couple who were its object today when Mr' and Mrs. Otto Kounn were found living together after their effort to obtain a divorce before Judge Harrison Ewing. . , ? "We will live our own lives regardless of any ruling by any judge," the STRUGGLE TO FREE . EBDING IS OPENED Counsel Will Resort To Ha- beas Corpus Proceedings ; , In Cleveland Case Counsel for Gustav Ebding.'Cleve-lander, who was consigned to : the Newburg State hospital as a : result of his filing civil suit to restrain Herbert -Hoover from taking office, as president, will resort to habeas corpus proceedings to procure his f re-lease. ,' - . -: ;; ,-. : Ebding, . a Cleveland inventor !l and student, charged with, insanity . following the filing of his lawsuit, was ordered to Newburg after a hearing in probate court Tuesday. - .. . Consult With Sister " Attorney John Mahon, : Ebding's legal representative and friend, who has fought his case, said Thursday that an attempt would be made to procure his client's release as soon as consultation could be held with , the inventor's sister. i Ebding is 41 and 'has never , been known as a dangerous or malicious character. Attorney Mahon says that he will attempt to show that Ebding, while an eccentric, deserves his freedom. , ' " f - " Ebding has devoted' the greatest part of his life to the study of scientific subjects. He also had made it a. daily practice to do carpentry work for physical exercise. He is author of . the book entitled, "The Earth Not a Globe." j' - Parliament Honors "Tay Pay" O'Connor .LONDON, Jan.: 24. (AP) "Tay Pay" O'Conner, popularly known as the father of the house of commons, will shortly be entertained by both houses of parliament when the deeds of . the. trust under which he will draw an annuity from a fund subscribed by admirers, will be presented to him. . O'Connor, who celebrated his 80th birthday anniversary last October, is afflicted with rheumatism but maintains a full output on his newspaper articles. ' - - Baby Kept Alive 24 Hours On Oxygen CLEVELAND. Jan.' 24. (AP) EleV-en-month-old Tommy Sheridan died today after being kept alive 24 hours with oxygen. ' 1 He was the son of Fire Lieutenant John Sheridan, whose rescue squad kept up the long but futile fight for the child's life. , PHYSICIAN SUCCUMBS DAYTON, Jan. 24. (AP)-J)r. Henry Schoenfeld. 72, practicing physician of Miamlsburg for more than 60 yteara. died in a hospital here after an illness of several months, - ' A .couple , declared, . when ..reminded of the order ; of Judge ; Ewing which said:.;.' .;. ". v..- . ; - "I shall not allow you; to impose any more children ,upon yourselves or society." They declared that no court ruling would affect their married- life. "That's , our business," said Mrs. Kourin. -.- I'-'..; Order Is Criticised - . . The order, which brought a storm of contention when made - public, was given during their efforts to obtain a divorce. The case was called in Judge Ewing's court again yesterday, and- when neither appeared it was dismissed. : - , . The couple were separated at the time of the action, but were reconciled before - Christmas,! they . said. They . have with them' their three children, Bertha,' 4, Edward, 3, and Otto, 1. They were married . five years ago. When informed of their reconciliation, Judge Ewing said he was no,t surprised. ' "Just as I thought," - he declared. "Forbid them to , live together and they , will insist on it. ; It's the best way to handle divorce cases." ADVOCATES CHANGES IN STYLES FOR MEN Shoe Retailers Told That Males Can Become As . Beautiful As Fair Sex PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 24. (APJ Poor man, as Jesse Adler expresses it, has forgotten his own attractions and spent all his time and money in helping -woman make herself beautiful, r , ., : . Adler, who is chairman ' of the men's style committee of the National Shoe Retailers' association told the association's convention that men should now surround themselves with the style and; color that are rightfully theirs. Man has handsome limbs, he argued, but no specific recommendations were made along this line. Spends Five Months Forgotten In Jail ST. CLAIRSVILLE, O.. Jan. 24. (AP) Jacob Clark has been found. No one even knew that Jacob was lost but he was discovered in the Belmont county jail. He had been there five months waiting arraignment on a charge of non-support. Jail officers forgot him and there he stayed until new officials ran across him accidentally. He has been released on his own recognizance. Wisconsin Infant Born In Snowdrift ASHLAND, Wis., Jan. 24. (INS) While being rushed to a hospital near here late Wednesday, an automobile containing Mrs. Michael Matayae overturned and she was thrown into the snow. The woman gave birth to a child while lying in a drift. Rushed to the hospital by a passing motorist, physicians declared both mother and infant appeared not to have suffered unusually. Warmer Winds Promise Amel-: ioration Of Drastic Winter Blizzards TRAFFIC IS CRIPPLED Br the AuociaUd Prcaa ' CHICAGO, Jan. 24. Warm northeast winds, which will blow away the severe cold that has cost 11 lives in the middlewest, was today's promise to states suffering the worst rigors of the winter. - Sufficient snow to make footing secure was forecast for Chicago while a rising temperature to 25 degrees above zero was predicted. . The absence of snow here was in contrast to the intense cold and heavy snow that paralyzed traffic in Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. Gale Like Blizzard The storm approached blizzard proportions in Michigan, where the cold accounted for five lives. . Minnesota had four deaths and two were attributed to the weather. The Chicago victims were Ernest L. Heide and Charles Siefert, firemen. Heide was' electrocuted while attempting to renair a high voltage wire that had snapped under the weight of ice. Siefert slipped on a stairway while fighting a- fire and lfelL.40 feet.-- - - - Whipped By Wind Whipped by a 40-mile gale, snow In the ' upper peninsula of Michigan blocked roads and delayed trains at Sherwood,' Wis., volunteers cleared a mile and a half of road for a funeral 24 hours late. The procession left Sherwood at noon Tuesday for a rural church, became snowbound and was forced to remain overnight at a farmhouse. . ' . The coldest temperature yesterday was registered at Butte, Mont., where the mercury recorded 55 degrees below.. '' SENATOR WISE ASKS NEW COURT OFFICERS Offers Bill To - Employ More Helpers In Akron's Municipal Tribunal Beaton Journal Bnrean, Deshler-WaUick HotrL COLUMBUS, Jan. 24. Provision for the appointment by judges of the Akron municipal court of a clerk, at $3,600 a year, of which $900 shall be paid by Summit county and $2,700 by the city, is included in a bill introduced in the senate by Senator W. Oliver Wise, of Akron. This clerk shall appoint, with consent of the judges, a chief deputy, a cashier for the civil branch, and a cashier for the criminal branch each of whom shall be paid $2,700 a year. ' Other deputy clerk, as may be needed are to be named at salaries of not less than $2,400. ; All Fat Salaries : The judges shall appoint a bailiff, a bailiff's clerk and such deputy bailiff as are required. The salary of the bailiff is to be $3,600 a year. that of his clerk, $2,400 and that of each deputy bailiff $2,100. , Necessary automobiles for use of bailiffs are not to -, exceed $1,000 each. - The bill would repeal the general code which provides for the election of the municipal court clerk. Wise also introduced a bill providing that the jurisdiction of the Akron municipal court in cases of wage attachments ' shall extend throughout Summit county. Van Sweringens Form New Holding Co. NEW YORK, Jan. 24. (AP) O. P. and M. J. Van Sweringen were re ported in Wall Street today to be or ganizing a $100,000,000 corporation to hold railroad stocks owned by them. It is understood a public offering of securities will be made. The Van Sweringens hold either personally or through Van Ness & Co., -a controlling stock interest in the Erie, Nickel Plate, Chesapeake Corp., Pere Marquette, Buffalo, Rochester & Pittsburg and possibly in the Chesapeake & Ohio. It is understood part of the stock will be taken over by the new corporation. Tree Saves Life Of Student Flier CINCINNATI, Jan. 24. (AP) The branches of a tree which wrecked a plane, straightening out of a 2,500-foot tall spin saved the life of the pilot, Thomas Hatton, student avia tor here yesterday. H?tton h?d a severe shaking up, r.nn the plr.nc v;?.5 flemolishea. 11 PERSONS DEAD IN CHILLY STORMS OF MIDDLEVEST ESCAPED fiKRO BIDII KILLED (T iHLII Man Who Eluded Officers For Eight Years, Dies In Fall From Tank FIGURES IN JAIL" BREAK Recall Incidents In Sensational. Career Of Leroy Dun-lap Robber Band Louis Neichter, hunted by Summit county . authorities for eight years following his escape, from jail while awaiting trial on a murder charge, is dead at llassillon. . . A man known as William Burton, 28, who was injured fatally late Wednesday when he fell 40 feet into tank he was repairing at a tower of the Baltimore & Ohio railroad south of Massillon has been identified as Neichter. ! J. C. Neichter, 9 W.' Crosier st a' brother of Louis, today verified the report that Burton was his brother, the long sought Louis Neichter. Louis Neichter, George, another brother, John Smith, Ralph Richardson and Leroy Dunlap were members of a gang which held up an East Akron restaurant on the night of January 13, 1920, shooting and killing Steve Bossos, a waiter. On May 12 of the same year the Neichter brothers, Leroy Dunlap and three other prisoners, held on various charges, sawed through the bars at county . Jail and escaped. . Louis Neichter and Dunlap were never captured.. - r No trace had ever been found of either until the identification of the dead Massillon workman today.' As Burton, Neichter had been working in Massillon as a tank builder for the Chicago Bridge & Iron works. He was at the top of the water softening tank when he fell. -Dies In Hospital . He died soon after being brought to the Massillon hospital. He is survived by a widow, Marion, whom h . married under his assumed name. The body has been taken to an undertaker's parlor at Doylestown. Neichter was a member of ; the Neichter gang of young outlaws, headed by his older brother, George Neichter, now serving a life sentence in the state penitentiary, and Dun-lap. . :' . ' ....,, ; -v The- other members of the gang were John Smith and Ralph Richardson, also in the penitentiary un der life sentences, and Dunlap, a fugitive who escaped with Louis- Neichter. ..- 1 . ' . The gang held up a restaurant in East Akron on the night of Jan. 13, 1920, shot and killed Steve Bossos, the waiter. The shooting was done by Dunlap who, according to the evi dence at his trial before the late Judge W. J. Ahem, was prompted to do it by George Neichter. The band at the time, was on its way to Canton to "pull off a job." The five gangsters stopped at the restaurant for a lunch, and because they were the only patrons in it, with Bossos alone behind the counter, George Neichter ordered his gang to hold up the place. Hold Up Waiter While Bossos had his back turned' to the boys, while he was cutting a pie on the back bar came the com-, mand from Dunlap "Stick 'em up." Bossos turned around and as he did so a shot from a revolver in Dunlap' hand killed him. It was afterwards claimed that Dunlap had not intended to shoot, but that his nervous fingers worked. The five gangsters ran out, jumped into their car and sped away. They were captured by Akron police within a few days. Each of them was indicted on charges of murder in the first degree. Dunlap was the first one brought to trial. While it was in progress, on May 12, 1920, the night before the case was to be given to the jury, Dunlap in Company with George and Lewis Neichter and two other prisoners held, on other charges, escaped from the jail by sawing bars of cells and windows. Several Hours Later First knowledge of the escape was' gained several hours later when & night Jailer noticed a trusty walking toward a window. Alone in th jail, the night man made rounds of inspection. Seeing the bar missing from the window, he alarmed Sheriff Pat Hutchinson. Examination revealed the bars sawed and an improvised ropa of torn blanket strips swung from the short ends oKthe bars, imbedded in the stone walls, to the ground below. Efforts to arouse police required almost half an hour after the escape was first discovered, it was reported. ' ... Telephone connections were de clared down (n a statement issued by the night Jailer. Trial Is Concluded Without Dunlap present on th following day his trial was concluded, the Jury handing up a verdict of guilty of murder in the first degree. If he is recaptured it is ex. pected that he will be sentenced to death. The day after the escape George Neichter was captured in Wadsworth by Detective Eddie McDonnell. George was convicted of murder in the first degree and sentenced to die in the electric chair. All prepa- iContloued Qa fage Thren, mi

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