Daily News from New York, New York on March 25, 1934 · 121
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Daily News from New York, New York · 121

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Sunday, March 25, 1934
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StJNDAY NEWS, MARCH 25, 1934 TOO IllUM THUSS TO HE; 3d IETS LIFE Gandhi's Nila Here Just Oozing Love By GEORGE DIXON. (By Associated Press) NILA CRAM COOK, the girl who swapped Main Street COURTHOUSE, Lima, 0., March 24. The old Dillinger gang was formally dissolved here late today when two of its members were sentenced to die in the electric chair and a third was condemned to life imprisonment. for Mahatma (iandhi and then distressed that holy man by cutting up capers on India's coral strand, returned to the land of her birth yesterday. Arriving on the freighter City of Elwood, on which she was deported alter .British officials in India decided they had Nila Cram Cook, who denounced Main Street to become pal of Mahatma Gandhi, and her son, who thinks Gandhi a "grumpy old bat." . 'WWW" -A . , &''V ji n I - " --yr J ' - "k i if A i enough troubles without any imported cyclones, the former Blue Serpent Goddess of Gandhi's beautiful Vale of Kashmir sent immigration officers and ship news reporters running "ytor headache powders. Aided by. her 6-year-old Plays Rummy 12 Hours to Nab Art Thief A detective's 12-hour rummy fame with the attractive wife of an ex-convict artist and her girl jt - ,"',Sastoll,',' Detective O'Neil Plays rummy 12 hourm to nah thief. friend in a Greenwich Village apartment last Friday proved an excellent piece of police work when the ex-convict, who walked into the game unwittingly, yesterday confessed thefts from wealthy homes of art objects and first editions valued at $150,000. Detective Frank (Buck) O'Neill, of the Main Office Division, was looking for Charles Monbourquette, not a marathon card game, when Continued on page 8, col. 4) son binos rroestos, who conhrted as his personal opinion that Gandhi is "a grumpy old bat," the 23-year-t"i mystic from Iowa regaled the greeters with the information that she was born on a train six months ago and expects to live, hale and heartily, for another eight million is Greek to Her. Nila was so busy discussing her future that she scarcely heeded immigration men who informed her the child was an alien and could not enter the United States. "Fe is a citizen of Greece," pa iently explained an official "and ." " And I'm going to go to church," continued the young woman who was once purified in the sacred waters of the Ganges. "I'm going to sing in choirs and things. I'm going to buy roller skates and I'm going to eat ice cream cones." Reporters, fearing for a moment they had stepped into a Graeie Allen broadcast by mistake, culled attention to the small dark star on Nila's forehead. She explained it was the star of Kashmir, a symbol of Hindu high caste. This brought on a question. Would she follow the Hindu phi-losphy in this country; found a temple in New York like the one she was kicked out of in Dwarka when the priests cried she had polluted it? "Ah," she said, gazing soulfully at the bewildered reporters, "I go to church looking at you." "I Want to Grow, Grow, Grow." "And your family will they meet you?" the newshawks tried again. "You are all my family." "But are there no uncles and aunts?" "I meet uncles and aunts everywhere I go." - (Another attempt.) "Where will you stop in New York?" "Stop. I'll never stop. I'll just (Continued on page 6, eol. 1) - v 'J Surrounded by family, Russell Clark, member of Dillinger gang, sentenced to life imprisonment yesterday, watches battle for his life. L. to r. Clark, Bernine Norton, his sister and her baby, and Mrs. May Clark, his mother. Deputy Sheriff removes shackles from legs of Harry Pierpont during Lima Ohio, trial. He was sentenced to die yesterday. Harry Pierpont and Charles Makley will pay with their lives in the Ohio State Penitentiary on Friday, Julv 13. for the murder of Sheriff Jess L. Sarber last October, when John Dillinger was "sprung" from the county jail by his federates. con-t. Girl Begs in Vain To Aid Hex Killer Special to The News I POTTS VILLE, Pa., March 24. A slim, black-haired girl fell on her knees in the cell where Albert Shinsky, 24, was held today for his confessed slaying of an elderly woman he said had bewitched him and, sobbing, begged him to marry her so she could provide money for his defense by working her fingers to the bone." Shinsky refused. "I can save myself," said the : : slayer, "now that I am free from the hex. Distraught and near hysteria,' Selena Bernstel was led by police from Shinsky's cell. "I love him, I love him; why won't he let me help him?" she sobbed. The girl said she has offered her week's salary of $6, earned in a Mahancy City shirt factory, to aid her sweetheart's defense. "It's all I have but its his if it will help him," she cried. Miss Bernstel told State troopers that Shinsky had "seemed different and more gav" ever since he shot Mrs. Susan Mummey, 64, last Saturday night. "He acted as thcugh something had been taken otf him," she said, "and he told me today that it was wonderful not to have the spirits bothering him anymore. Besides Shinsky's repulsed sweet heart, devotees of the weird, fan tastic doctrines of witchcraft rallied tonight to save him. r'ew would admit their belief, but many were willing to offer financial assistance to save the youth who actec through a morbid dread of the spirits which he says visited him nightly after Mrs. Mummey hexed him. fen of the twenty-four Grand Jurors drawn today to consider the charge of first degree murder, which th District Attorney demanded, ere from Pennsylvania regions where belief in the hex is s ong. Sleepy-eyed Russell Clark alona was given quarter by Allen County juries. For his part in the jail Albert Shinsky, 23, confessed hex killer of woman. F. D. Plans 10-Day Cruise On Vincent Astor's Yacht Washington, D. C, March 24 (U.R). A ten day cruise through tropic seas for rest and relaxation after months of hard work will be started Wednesday by President Roosevelt if the national situation permits. The President hopes to board Vincent Astor's yacht, the Nour-niahal at Jacksonville, Fla., after a fast run by train from Washington. The yacht will head for waters off the Bahamas where fighting fish abound. Two navy destroyers, the Ellis and Tatnall, will act as convoy. They now are at Jacksonville. I Mx ' V V : ' I S -- 4 I -4' ,; Charles Makley Killer tentenced to death. break here he drew a verdict of guilty with mercy, obligating the court to pronounce sentence of life imprisonment. Dillinger Stil! at "Large. The gang chief, the slippery John Dillinger himself, twice imprisoned and twice liberated by gunplay within seven months, is still on the loose. The day was filled with swift moving developmentn in this dingy court h( :se. It began with final arguments in the Clark trial, the charg.- to the jury, and deliberations. While the jury way out. Judge E. E. Everett called in Pierpont and Makley fro. s their cells for sentence of death, made obligatory by juries who have found the two gangsters guilty of murder and did not recommend mercy. Each of the three trials took a week, and through the three weeks National Guardsmen and deputies with sandbag defenses and ma chine guns guarded the city. CuarZsmen in City. They remained . tonight, still awaiting, any old friends of -tha gangsters or John, himself, if tha leader should try to return th favor of last October. Clark will be sentenced Monday, and under secret plans, the three will go to the Columbus penitentiary "early in the week." Neither Brig. Gen. Frank Henderson nof Sheriff Dan Sarbc , the slain of ficer's son, would disclose plaM for the trip. (Other picture on page 1.)

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