Santa Cruz Evening News from Santa Cruz, California on July 23, 1934 · Page 2
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Monday, July 23, 1934
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PAGE TWO SANTA CRUZ NEWS, SANTA CRUZ, CALIFORNIA MONDAY, JULY 23, 1934 er's Trail of Death Is Ended In Chicago Fifteen Department Shoot Notorious Leaves Movie of Justice Outlaw As He With Two Women One Dillinger Gang Girl Free MACHINE GUNNING CAREER OF INDIANA DESPERADO WAS STORY OF RUTHLESS CRIME DRIVE AGAINST OUTLAWS TO BE PRESSED BY U. S. Mercer, Wis. Machine guns were mounted in the cupola while dangerous John, seven of his subalterns and three of their paramours reveiled. But on the night of April 22, federal agents surrounded the fortress. Shots were fired. Eugene Boiaeneau, a CCC worker, ran into the cross-fire and was killed. The gangsters, blasting their way out, scattered SIXTH ANNUAL YOUNG PEOPLES CONCLAVE ENDS Registration For Week At Ht. Hermon Totals 561 Frcm 107 Churches Chicago, Iud., bank on January 1 14 and shot Patrolman William Federals Will Not Let On Manhunt Until All Taken Up WASHINGTON, D. C, July 23. (JP) Chiefs of the justice department, almost shouting their gratification over the death of John Dillinger, upon whose head the new deal had placed its first price, today asserted that the man hunt would continue until all Dillinger assistants had been run down. J. Edgar Hoover, chief of the bureau of investigation, rushing to his office at word that the desperado had been shot, down, told newsmen: "This does not mean the end of the Dillinger case. "Anyone who ever gave any of the Dillinger mob any aid, comfort or assistance wiH be vigorously prosecuted." He referred directly to George "Haby Face" Nelson, Homer Van Meter and another gangster. Nelson, named by the department as the killer of Special Agent W. Carter Baum in the LMUinger outbreak in the Wisconsin woods last April, was described by Hoover as a "rat." Cu illiniums I'.lated Attorney General dimming, readied by reporters just as he boarded a train for the west, the first part of a trip to Hawaii, smiled in elation and termed the! death of the desperado as "grat- I " i The sixth annual week's session or tH'e lOunt Hermon Association's Young Peoples Conference closed the most successful assembly in its history last evening. The registration totaled 561, being 77 more than last year. These registered young people came irom 107 churches in California, including 23 churches that did not send delegates last year. Cortland .Myers, D.D., L.L.D., addressed an audience of 1300 at the Ml. Hermon auditorium at the 11 o'clock service yesterday. At 3 o'clock a secred concert was given under the direction of Dr. Herbert G. Tovey of Los Angeles. The program consisted of various soles and trios, as well as selections by the choir of 120 voices. The success of the coni'crciico which began on July 10, was declared line to the outstanding efforts of Dr. Francis W. Itussell, with Dr. Cortland Myers and Dr. Kzra Kgley as teachers and preachers; Dr. Spencer Hoyt. a physician of Pacific Grove as business manuger, and Arnolf Gruen-igen, Jr.. of San Francisco as conference director. Crowd of 20,000 Visits S. C. Beach (Conlinueu from Pa;;e Onej Slagnaro-Hari is speedboats carried almost 1.000 paid passengers during the day, while the crowd enjoying the plunge and beacli bathing was the largest since the Fourth of July. Another large crowd was in evidence on the beach today, with hundreds of children enjoying: Kiddies Day privileges. Children under 12 were being admitted for one-half price to the plunge and "" ""'"""alh amusements. lls- IPlaytng Kiddies Day signs. Tho speedboats were also a magnet for the youngsters, all of whom wen- presented with soltpropelled miniature speedboats when eniov. iim a adult ride in company with an chaperone. Kiddies Days are now being held day on the beach. every Mon- Only one of the girls who played lO'Molley to death. Aroused au thorities massed their forces to strike, but the marauders evaded the blow by fleeing to the southwest. But Dilllngfr, Makley, Clark and Pierpont were caught in the bloodless coup carried out by police at Tucson, Ariz. Pierpont, Makley and Clark were' sent to Ohio, and tried for !the Sarber murder. The former pair were sentenced to death; Clark to life imprisonment. Dillinger was rushed to the jail at Crown Point, Ind. While preparations went forward to try him for the O'Malley slaying, Dillinger whittled a wooden pistol. He whipped it out on March 3, cowed some 33 inmates and keepers, seized several machine guns and walked out. Accompanied by Herbert Young-blood, negro jail mate, he went to a nearby garage, commandeered Sheriff Lillian Holley's car and wheeled away. Deputy Sheriff Krnest Bltink and Kdward Saagers, garage attendant, were carried along as far as Peotone, 111., and there thrown out. Officers Accused A nationwide search was launched. Dillinger was reported to have been seen In uncounted places. Attorney General Cum- mings criticized Indiana officials; a special grand jury investigation of the break was begun. Sam Cahoon, turnkey, and Blunk were accused of misfeas ance but subsequently freed Robert Estill, prosecutor at Crown Point, and the woman sheriff were censured for having been -photographed with the desperado's arm around them. Kstill was defeated for reuomination. Meanwhile, Dillinger was chased by the Chicago police on March 3, wounded in the shoul der while plundering the Mason City, Iowa, bank on .March 14; and forced a physician to treat his hurts at St. Paul on March 1 1. Youngblood engaged in a death duel with officers on March 16 at Port Huron, Midi. He slew L'ndersheriff Charles Cavanaough but was slain himself. Shoots Way Out Government operatives trapped Dillinger, Eugene Green and a woman companion in a St. Paul apartment March 31. The outlaw bulled his way out behind ,i withering barrage of bullets. Green succumbed to his wounds on April 11. but Dillinger sur vived through the aid he compelled a Minneapolis doctor to administer. An automobile reputed to have been used by Dillinger was found on April (i at Mankalo and two days later the most hunted crim inal was reported to have dined with his father, John. Sr.. at the old homestead near Aloorcsville. Ind. While the central slates were combed, he and a compan-' ion raided police headquarters at, Warsaw, Ind., selected weapons mm Kim in visa namiiioii s sister in Michigan. Hold Kciiiiion i ue ciau men Held a lotinio.i ! at the little Bohemia lodge I j I l I ifying as well as reassuring." prominent roles in the Dillinger At Union station here he dic-gang terror reign to remain free. tated the following statement: Mary Kinder is shown here with "This search for Dillinger has her pet dog, at the Indianapolis never been relaxed for a moment. I home of her mother and sister. "He has escaped capture oniKhe disclaims knowledge of Dil- through the woods. The govern- j meiit men took after them and j one, W. C. Baum, was shot to! death as he sought to halt Lester j M. Gillis, who was known in the I underworld as "Bahyface Ne-1 son." Four others sufl'erec; i wounds. The largest law enforcement ' army ever assembled in the great midland empire was charged with 1 retaking the criminals, dead or alive. Death, high officials I pointed out, would obviate the ex-I pense of trials. I lilood Found j The following day, April 23, ' I officers near St. Paul loosed a fusillade at an automobile bearing Dillinger. They, believed their shots found the target, for a short distance away a blood-stained car was found. But Dillinger had commandeered another machine and continued his flight. The latter car was found, flecked with crimson stains, in Chicago on May 7. He-ports that the archcriminai had been sighted again flooded the land. He was reputed to have participated in the robbery of a bank at Flint, Mich., on May U, and to have served as a lookout for the band which looted a Fos-toria, Ohio, bank shortly afterward. On May 2 1 the bodies of two East Chicago patrolmen, Martin ! Blien and 1'oyd Mulvihill, were touiid in a car near East Chicago. Mulvihill was to have been an important witness against, Dillinger in the O'Malley murder case. Leads Picked For 'Ann' Picture Here Continued from Page One in first, class condition and the house repaired in every way possible, and thu initial scenes of the story made. The story of "Ann" is of an orphan girl, sent to a farm where she knows she is not wanted, who wins the hearts of all those with whom she comes in contact. Ann Shirley, in Hie first scenes a girl with long curls, will in the final, action ho four years older. "Ann of Green Gables" is to be made, in Santa Cruz largely as the result of the efforts of John Mowry, who visited Los Angeles in connection with it, and recently was host to a group of HKO technical men on a lour of possible scenes In the vicinity of Santa Cruz. HINDENBURG HOLDS PARLEY OVER FATE OF F. VON PAPEN BERLIN, Germany, July 23. (A) Two government conservatives, President von Hind en lin re and Foreign Minister von Neu-jrath, conferred at Neudeck todav. possibly on the political fate of Vice Chancellor Franz von Paeon Hitler went away for the wcek- narrow- linger s whereabouts or his plans and has given up hope that llar-;ly grat- ry Pierpont, her gangster bus- several occasions by the est margins. "The news is exceedinj ifying as well as reassuring." Hoover, after rushing to his of CHICAGO, July 23 (JP) , The government got John Dil-j linger last night, just as it prom- ised to do. j It had him shot dead by 15 crack marksmen among its partmont o( Justice agents as he stepped jauntily out of the tiny Biograph Theater on the north side of the city, ending the great-, est manhunt of many years. He . was shot at 9:45 o'clock. i Crimes almost without number i - robberies and murders im-; puted to the Indiana farm boy. who went wrong were avenged as (hi; hunted man crashed to the; sidewalk before a large audience of expectant neighborhood folk. Throngs Wiitcli There was only a trace of uncertainly about the way the government "rubbed out" the man for whose capture it offered $10,-1)00 a few weeks ago. lie had been watching a picture tilled "Manhattan Melodrama," not knowing that his pursuers were awaiting his exit with drawn guns. Finally out he came. Probably be never knew wliait had struck him down 15 shotguns held in expert hands. Half a hundred feet away thronged breathless residents of the scene r'ullerton street and Lincoln avenue on the cosmopolitan northwest side aware that drama was about to he enacted. They bad become suspicious when the non-uniformed federal men with Iheir guns crowded the en-tlTfiice of the theater. Neighbors had turned in an alarm to police who canic on the rush, prepared to halt a robbery lint stayed to watch the government end its chase of so many months. , With Two Women ' Dillinger strode out with two women, furtively as he neared the street, then straightened Jauntily. Then lie was slain without pause. A woman was slightly wonded it could not be learned who. It was said his companions escaped. ' Dillinger was shot twice, officers who were guarding thu body, said. A reporter for the Associated Press viewed the body just before it was taken to the County Alorgue and described it as a "bloody mess." '" One bullet enlered the head just below the eye and another pierced the liearl. Dillinger wan wealing a while shiri, open at Hie throat, and gray trousers. Several bruises were noted on the face. Two women pas.sersby, wounded by bullets during the shooting, later were identified at the bos-pital an Mrs. Alia Nalelsky and Miss Theresa Paulas, 2!), both of Chicago. As far as could be learned immediately, the detail of Chicago policemen known as the "l)il-liu:;er detail," was not aware ol' the trap laid for the outlaw and were not present . Only a skeleton force of the group was on duly at the Marquette Police Station on Chicago's south side, as Sunday was the "day off for the men. AIR CIRCUS GIVES THRILLS AT AIRPORT Santa Cnuans and out el' town visitors were given thrills the Santa Cruz airport yesterday when Jack Klliolf and Clean Itkickslonc. licensed pilots, gave i.tiliit'rxhiliilioiiN, l;iil a smoke : screen and sold passenger trips. Several ships and pilots haii been obtained liy airport manager, Claude Wilson, from Oakland for the al'lernoon. i l.VI K HK.U IU S K'lXAMi HEVJ AVIK, eland, July 2ii. - t.l'i John Gier; son, British fly er, arrived here today after a flight from Londondcry, Ireland, on his way to Ottawa by the northern route. fice, received reporters and. an- - nouueed that Dillinger had drawn I U '.v." a gun in an aliempi to shoot his!"1"' fil'st fash way free but that Melviu II. Pur-'"K-" Dies As He Leaves Movie Theater JOHN I)!l.l,l(ii:it S. C.Se7ksState 1935 Convention Of Postmasters Santa Cruz today was in the field for the 1SK1G convention of the Association of California Postmasters, which Saturday concluded its annual three-day conclave in San Jose. Postmaster Fred T. Hale and his assistant, Henry Hall, carried Santa Cruz' hid to I he convention which next year will bo held in San Diego. The association alternates between northern and southern California cities each year. In l!i:!l the convention will again come north of the Tehachapi. Hale said the bid of Santa Cruz, submitted at the request ol the chamber of commerce and the acilvities association of (hi scoin-munily, was well received by the delegates to the conclave, many of whom were visitors here yesterday. JUDGE WEYAND WILL SIT HERE JULY 30 With several criminal mullets on the superior court docket for trial beginning July ,'l(l, the stale Judiciary council has appointed Superior Judge Krnest Wcyatr! of Colusa county to sit in Hi" Santa Cruz county court beginning that dale. Judge Weyuud will be a newcomer on the henru here. HAVANA IS HAItlt HIT l!V MAI-AKIA l-;rilK.MI'' HAVANA, July 2 1. - - (P) -Thousands of persons have been stricken by Hie seasonal outbreak of malaria which is sweeping through several provinces of Cuba, it was disclosed today by the national sanitary service. NOW- YOU CAN BUY "Hits 'JSSsr j j vis, agent, in cnarge ol ttie fliica go office snatched it from his! baud. Agents Protected Asked who shot Dillinger, Hoover refused to answer. "We can't .say; that's a Lrade secret." he remarked. "We don't want to put cur man on the spot. "We have been working on (his1 CHICAGO, July 21). (JP) The death of swashbuckling John Dil - linger last night marked the jour - noy's end for the most dangerous desperado of the decade. The machine-gunning outlaw and his Uhlans ranged the country fo" months, raiding banks, looting police station arsenals, clashing with officers, vanishing and re-appearing like so many modern headless horsemen. Escapades of the head man and his henchmen crowded police an-inals. Dillinger bullied his way !from the Crown Point, Ind., jail; drove through an elaborate official ambush in Chicago; shot his way out of a federal trap in SI. !paul; mocked the largest army the law ever assembled in the middlewest. With his aides he was captured under dramatic circumstances in Tucson, Ariz., only :to take to the crime trail again !and blast to freedom through a ring of government operatives at the little Bohemia lodge in Wisconsin. "Seen" everywhere The report: "Dillinger sighted," was bulletined from coast to coast. His name was bruited in the senate chamber and mouthed on the stage. He was the sub ject of endless editorials, an ob pdttorijils. hii nh- ject lesson to law officials, a factor enforcement in politics. Humorists found in him a fruitful source of gags, and some civic authorities the cause of chagrin. On May 2J, 1933, he was paroled from the Indiana state prison at Michigan City. He was virtually unknown a leering man of ol with a hatred for law engendered during his nine years of incarceration. A year later few world figures were more widely publicized. Dillinger engineered the escape of ten former fellow convicts from the Indiana state prison on September 25, 1!);S3. But they emerged to find him a prisoner himself in the Lima, Ohio, jail, where he was held for bank robbery. Four of the felons, John Hamilton. Harry Pierpont. Charles Makley and Itussell Clark hurried to the lockup on October 12 and demanded his liberty. Sheriff Jess Sarber resisted and was shot to death. liahl (tanks Picking up recruits, the liberated Dillinger and his thugs ranged ruthlessly through Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, and Wisconsin, robbing and plundering. Authorities have estimated their booty in that swift campaign at $500,000 -most of it carted out of hanks in daring raids. They established hideouts in Chicago but darted out periodically to increase their riches. Sergeant W. T. Slianley happened upon Hamilton in the gang's garage and was slain. A "Dillinger detail" was immediately formed by the Chicago police department, and. its 51) crack-shol mem bers set out. to bring the outlaws in. They raided an apartment on December 21, slaying Lewis Katzewilz. Sam (linsburg, and Charles Tilden. e.-convicls, who they had been certain were 1)11-i linger ami t wo lieutenants. Still searching, officers slew "Handsome Jack" Klulas, a mob leader affiliated with Dillinger, in a Chicago suburb on January ti, V.i'-i I. Caught Again The gangsters, Dillinger in the van, swooped down cm an Kast. THE FAMOUS i?; baud, will escape death Ohio electric chair. in the lie in said. "We got it in the morn-' iHAST-WUKT HAKKISAI.I, SKKIKS l,OS AXGKLKS. July 23. - It" Los Angeles wins the second half of the split Pacific Coast League season, it. ts planned to invite the winners of (lie International and American Association loops to the "'west coast for a series of live games. rui lR THEY torn WONT ACCEPT CHALLENGE? ne.irlend. oslensililv r,, , i,n, , -j v w iiununj, Can it be that competitors looked at tho Hudson and Terraplane list of 73 official A.A.A. speed, acceleration and hill climbing records, including every major mountain climb in the United States? 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Lacking competition, we went out and made these tests ourselves, with stock cars from our floor. The results are in our showroom for you to see! The cars are here for you to drivel Just ride today in these cars! Then let owners tell you of the RUGGEDNESS of these cars, of their low upkeep cost, long life and the scores of extra features you can't get in other cars at anywhere near the price. There's a Hudson or Terra-plane wailing here for you to drive today. THIS WEEK'S SPECIALS Genuine CwTla-.l Sunnydale Prints :!l in. wide 29c yd. 1'iiiiii Sheet Blankets 7!)8) slw 79 c Bath Towels while with colored liorders Si; UlxtO 25c each S. a II. (ireeu Stamps TROLANS Sequel Av. at Urnnciforte Av, HOW YOU BE THE JUDGE! DRIVE THESE CARS 1 DRIVE THE OTHERS! COME IN! BLtimupIollo . . Hudson f 685 . . Terraplane a565 , and up at factory for closed modelt FREDERICKSBURG LAGER AT A NEW LOW PRICE ASK YOUR DEALER aiomar yarage Fanucci Bros. 120 Front Street Phone 357

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