The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on February 12, 1930 · Page 3
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, February 12, 1930
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WEDNESDAY. FEBRUARY 12, 1930 They Tried to Bomb Him JLYTHEVILLE, (ARK.) COURIER-NEWS But Now Chicago Officer Can't Even Collect Hf.s $6,000 Salary. EDITOR'S XOrE-In two pre- eedlng itori«, Bruce Cation, staff ; Kl'tfr for The Courier News >nd i NBA Service, described the predi-1 carnenl cf bankrupt Chicago and: flir efforts of a committee of pro- '. mlhent clthens to rtscuc the city from financial rhaos. Tuday, Catton (ells cf the background of crime • tbat lift behind the citys' plight I xnd of Che man who is the nemesis of Chicago's undrrvtorld. By BRUCE CATTON NEA Service Writer CHICAGO—tt he wanted ti t»j crooked he cotild make Sl.UOO.OOO a year, according to his own estimate. iiul he prefers to be honest—so | alonj? ^n his annual salary! • of $5000, and Just now he can't cv-1 Patrick J. Rcche, cl pen collect that. y j B^tor for i!ie slate's ai I That'* hv «.nv nf lm™H,,,.m,, vnii I tt ^' 1S Sllow " ^bOVe V.' a close up cf Irish detective. fop the state's attorney's office here] and the nemesis of Chicago's underworld. Among all the varied people who make bankrupt Chiea- i go the Incredible city (hat it Is. Roche Is one of the most interest| Ing. Crooked politics, tax favoritism, graft and bribery lie behind Chicago's sorry predicamnet which has emptied the city treasury and per-: rnltted Its gangsters nnd racketeers' f^ 155 ' =• •— -*....., _ ' ' And Roche knows a i have bc<!11 lhe cl >ief objects of his thc to wax rich. lot about graft, the bribery, gangters and racketeers. Escapes Murder Attempt He has been so active in investigating gang murders, bombings and o-'.-o o—-Q «...-, w ....ji.. s a «>t.u | siija. "We got some of our men , the like that the underworld has.lnh the big syndicate that makes attempted to assassinate him. Just' the bombs for the underworld !<er» the other day, a man was detected —gol 'em into the syndicate so well In the act of trying to attach a-that they were able lo buy five bomb to his auto In such a manner, bcmbs. paying S600 for the lot N-\v that It would explode when Roche, we've got the leaders of that syiul!- stepped on the starter pedal. | ca te in jail awaiting trial" •And the strangest part about It' all is that this man who says he could easily make a million.a year in graft hasn't been able to collert I Ills salary in nearly two months. .1 Roche how Chicago cculd ! be cleaned up. "Cleanliiy up Chicago!" he exploded. "Damn It. (he job could be I ChlcagcTis brokeTnd'Rrciir^'iTe i dc " 1 in 48 nou « lf they really i •••••••• • • • ' wanted to do it. These hoodlums I arc all known. There isn't any I deep mystery about it. Run 'em in every time you see 'cm. and keep doing Strand p4;tty iron you'd have half of 'em in jail und the thousands of other employes, can't get his pay check. Quite casually Roche told me that he could collect Sl.ODO.OOO a year In graft If he wanted to. Thc I "garnbllng ring" alone has offered him 150.000 a week—a week, not a I mrnth—to "lay oft." But Hoche. a hard-fisted Irlch- laughs at gangland's attempts Airy Romance chlel invcsti- uuornny's ol- That's by way of Introducing youj "<£• '? s "™" I" 3 ™ v '»" « **"*to Pat Rciche, the chief investigator' ™£* : b '" lb , l . hal S™Sfte'~ llic d 10 *— tv.- -I-.-..- _ii — .„..._ _«;.._ , i iniacil ;o his UUL01l^>U]lc 111 all him. the fighting Department, gave the information to h!s superiors and saw the bribers sent to the penitentiary. Last spring State's Attorney John 1111:11 nub A - Sn 'anson appointed Rutho his ind per- ! clli?t 'investigate!', and Roclw got ._,.., — i busv Gambling and activitles. JaiU Bomb Syndicate "We managed to do something that was never done liefO'-e" he says. ' [to make 1 bl him. crooned millionaire out And he also laughs at ^langland's attempts to bomb the life I out of him. And so, if he lives, he may yet turn Chicago Inlo a relatively law- other half would be leaving town. "Hie one real obstacle is the fact thr.t the ordinary man in Chicago is scared. He won't testify against the gangsters.-;'Show him that you i.^B-1 .-, give him energetic police work,'and he'll get over that. Then the job is half done. mm STEPS Son of Chief Justice is Reserved, Home-Loving Man Who Works Overtime. By RODNEY ItUTCUKR i Sl-M S.nlo,. Wrlltr . (Copyright. 1930, NBA Service. Inc) i WASIUNOTON-All the ailable (dignity anil studious- <lr|iD!-[iMPti'. I associated wiUi (!ie whiskers ami ' pei-onaliiy „{ Ch3rlcs Kv , lm Hughes have bone Into Charles Evans Hughes. Jr. Young Chiules EWIIU fears n close i-eseinbhiiec lo old Charie', Evans except Him he Is 28 yean, younger .mil cH-.iii-shaven. Ollir" lawyers who have seen bom Charles Evinis Iiugluws In action have ofU'ii noted Hie slmllni- ity of Iheir Mylc. The two think I alike, sharinij a clarity of thomjhl, ;a devotion to accuracy nnd.n love /or mastery of iletntl. . These Hiujlioscs arc conservative •and almost colorless. Neither has ; ever been given lo enthusiastic ; outbursts. They never slap anyone , on the back nnd no one CVOT slaps ! them. Bui the complaint that they i are cold nnd sllflneckcd, which hu a Iccn directed at son as well as 1 father, may be said authoritatively to be groundless. Each has a genial i and kindly disposition. At the age ol 40 Young Hughes 1ms gone higher than Old Hughe: 'ever did at the same axe. At 4'J OJd Hughes was practicing- and • teaching law in New York. He ha,1 .not yet conducted his sensational I gas and insurance investigations I which .shaped him up as a success! ful candidate for governor of New : York. He had held no public office. ' Stepping Out of Office Now Young • Hughes Is stepping out of (he Solicitor Generalship of I the United Stntcs, which he has j had since last June, because Old I Hughes has been made, Cht;f Jus. i tlce of the United States Supreme Cuurl bcf.ire which the solicitor j general must argue points of law 1 for the government. There !s talk In New York of making him a candidate for the Republican nomination for governor, to face Oorevnor Franklin D. Roosevelt in the n;xt election I Hughes won't be interviewed about. I it. but If he were to run he im| dcubtedly would act on the plut- - - ...... — w^p^oti.u.j. I form much as his father did In Mayor Rectl Announced the res- j 190G when he defeated William iBiiatlon of "Lucky" Hamner as I Randolph Hearst by about C03U inspector and suggested '. votes which he probab!" wouldn't the appointment, of C. V. Sebaush, I have had It he hadn't niiide a 5>>e- local manager of the Ark-Mo. Post- i clal reputation in the state such « company, as his successor. i as Young Hughes has not Tns motion by Hall, seconded by I Old Hughes always insisted Alexander, passed unanimously. j discussing what he considered the C Continued from Page 1) ford, passed without opposition. Blames "Rotten Polities'- Mr. Sebaugh promised the council that he would require all wiring to meet the standards of ;., ordinance and asked the co- —....V? nuncii mime.?- ! ase e co- 'Rotten iwlitics is at the bottrm I operation and support of the coun- niii.-inn-e >..«i.i.i. ' c "- abidtng lown. j of Chicago's, trouble. There's been j cil Because he has shut down gamb-1 15 years of it. and the hoodlums I Members 01 me scout or-anl-a- r ; arrested the leaders of the have trot n fcothold. j tion who will govern the city today ""' "~" "" " " "Each week the gambling priv-j werc Introduced to the councilrncii rges in Chicago bring the ring' artl several made short talks. lnan/Vl *0nn,- n..n*;t ...1..... i\. • ' T?PTVWt<: hir Iho r*\*\nf nf ~ n 1l-- ling, local "pineapple" syndicate and 1 proved that he can neither be I scared, bought nor influenced, Roche I has the underworld puzzled. "They're desperate," says Roche, "Their mobs will fall opart if they | don't net things opened un prettv I soon. So they're trying to blow the I lid off now." . Roche is a busy man just now. I He wants, desperately, to stamp out I this uprising of hocdlums—you call I them "hoodlums" rn Chicago, not "gangsters"—but he is handicapped I by Chicagos empty treasury. Unpaid Since December "I've got just seven men to work I with and no money at all," he says. Civic).™, which liege . $100,009 clear profit when they're! Re P°rts by the chief ol police, running wide open. They ottered i c " 5r en B"ieer, and fire chief were me 050,000 a week to lay off. All : SUDn iitted to the council. I'd have had to do would have' A - °- Ha "' auditor, mode his - - ' , mode been to tip them oft whenever we n '°nthly report on the financial were going to make a mid " i conditl( >n of the city showing that dollars Fifty thoiL'.anil , for a lillle "cn-opc'raiion during the busy season, looks like easy money. week I f h3 municipality slightly exceeded ' its anticipated budget the pas'. I nsked Roche how much he could MIlse was UuQ to ovcr 1-iP" make, from all sources if he chose pcnti ' luj ' e5 an d bills from to go out for what he could get i 1)er ' thc ™<*itO': explained. month. A big part of the over expense was due to over lapping e.\. Ueceni- a year, anyway,' 'Oh. a million he smiled. A million dollars a year! And .pays I "If this office could spend, say 1 thing "like $6.000 'a "year.. Is nearly I »500,000, and tackle the job right,' two mcnlhs behind with his sal- 1 we'd get somewhere. But we have • ary- I too few men, and those we've got i I can't get their pay. I gan't get mine. I Nrne of us has been paid since I December." Here's a man who has turned I down the chance to collect a mil- I lion in graft—yet he can't collect | his salary A few nigh'ls after gangsters I tried lo attach a bomb to his auto I a mysterious telephone call tried I to lure Roche to a distant rendez- UTNCOLVS BIRTH vcus—where, beyond a doubt, he would ^™^^™^,^^^ ".MS United 1L MEET HERE Northeast Arkansas Doctors Will Hold Convcn- tion in .Blythevillc. inost Irnportanl Issues and keeping everything on a high plane. He did that In 1910 while facing Wilson for the presidency. Then his high plane, his wearing of n stovepipe hat on the jjjntfonn nnri his failure lo go out al liis way to cc effusive to Hiram Johnson in California cost him the election. These Hugheses will never be rabble-rousers. Huehcs All .Conservative Young Hughes Is a tall, well-knit, square jawed boy who wears metal- rimmed glasses. His dark hair is parted nnrl his features wear an aspect of pleanast firmness which is corroborated by his actions. Always he wenrs one of those high pointed starched collars, a conservative suit of dark gray and well- polished black shoes. Usually his tie is dark blue and always darker than light. Sometimes, but not or- ten, he smokes a cigaret. If in drunk, which he may or may not In private life, he would never takt more than a lone drink on tlu- same day. Hugheses have no vices Insofar as anyone knows. Grand father Hughes was a Baptist mln Isler. The folks who work closest to for an Buad. Underworld stool pigeon., •t'eport constant talk of prepara- Ilions for his funeral. 1 Patrick Terence Rcche was bom 136^-ears ago in Ireland. He came Ito America in 10W, joinins the Chl- Icago police force in 1911. By 1920 • he had become a sergeant In the • detective bureau. I In 1921 he went with the special •intelligence sections of the U. S. In• ternal Revenue Bureau—the outfit • that tackles the jobs that other • government Investigators have fall- Ben down on. Rcche became known •as the ace of (his sen-Ice I In 1923 and 1924 Roche was In- K.M JV" "P° sln B several large lFii c . a £°.fe "^piracies. He sent Dan McCarthy and "Llt- , to Jail and ob- alned the indictment of the no- horlous Dion O'Banion. who escaped fcrng to prison by the process of ' " rocess o shot to death i,, ' his flow " r Roche wa phop. Tlien _ ._ w-.*. v ^ m 11UUQ5 01 •iquor swamping the eastern mar- et. He quietly passed out the that he was In a receptive mood, and the big liquor operators figuring that here was Just another " The Northeast Arkansas j society will meet in this city TKP.S- ' day, April 8,.when more than 100 On Feb. 12. 1S09. Abraham Lin- SrUorv"^'^ "',' ^ ? ?' S iln. iRiii nrp=irir. n( n r .,,„ ,,..:.-., te '«tor> are expected to attend. County Meflical society, at the ilo- tel Noble Tuesday evening, plans were formulated for the annual --. uns born in a log cabin in Hardin County. Kentucky. As a boy, Lincoln knew the —- .. "^j, J-Jiiituiii ItUCU IJIL' hardships and privations of frontier life. All his schooling combined would probably not have made up more than one year. After serving as a captain in the Black Hawk War, Lincoln ran convention with Dr. W. M. MsJ-rs of Paragonld. secretary of the Northeast Arkansas group, representing this organization at the conference. Physicians I. R. John- temm fore in the he to am " 1 W to '"e program '°.T a ge " cral Whlcl1 wl " Inc1 » d ^ artdres^es by f " 'he study of law. , mous specialists and surgeons. 3 nally electcd t0 A papcr on " What » Cos ^ to re and was selected Neglect Ou r Children" was eiven ^f^f ?",'• Ab ™' U '° yp " s by D/ ' A - M Washtarn. dirlctor of before His election to Congress he the ccunty health unit. married Mary Todd. As a representative in Congress Lincoln found In' |Se Sinats a' great rival In Stephen A. Douglas, with whom he engaged in several historic public dcb.-Ues on slavery. Nominated at Chicago in 1860 Physicians attending the meeting were: P. L. Hudson of Luxora N. B. Ellis of Wilson. W. M. Majors of Paragouid, J. L. Luckatt of Deli. J. A, "saliba, J. T Tidweil. p. E. Wilson, A. M. Washburn. ------ - -o>- .11 jouu. pa nl L. Tiptcn. C. T. Morris, W. for president, Lincoln won the °. Mccall, I. R. Johnson snd P. clectlorj. He was in office but six, D - Smith of this ells- weeks when the Civil War broke 1 <-ut. Shortly after the baltle of Anllelam, in which the Union forces had the upper hand, the president Issued his famous Emancipation Proclamation declaring he would, on Jan. 1, 1863, free the ^^^^^'S!S££r|£;; -" - second term was cut shorl when he was mortally wounded by on 's bullet while lic'ssf. at Jie had collected JS5.000 In bril>c-a |ogether with much Information; Plan New 'Phone Directory Plans ore underway for a new. City telephone directory which is ' to be issued by thc Southwestern | Bell Telephone company April I.' Burt Watson of Little Rock Is here making up the book, | H. J. Klmbro, of Jonesboro, dls-; tnct manager. Is also in Iho city' '01 a week nnd Carl Holeman, ol Little Rock, will be here several days making a survey of thc tele phones of BIythevIlle. Mother of Four Babies "Although I am only 22 years old, J have four babies to care for. Before my first baby was born my mother urged me to take Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound because I was so terribly wenk. I had to lie down four or five times a day. After three bottles I could feel agreat improvement. I still take the Vegetable Compound whenever I need it for it gives me strength to be a good mother to my family."—Mrs. Vem L. Dennings, 510 Johnson Street, Saginatu, Michigan. Lydia E, Pinkham's The honeymoon is within flylnc distance for Robert C). Wcmple below, lladdoii Heights. N. J avla tor, and his comely bride, formerly Pin 5 .^f 11 " Bos 1 "'- above, of ™t r 1 , a ' Tllcy lv<?re mnrrl « [ l ,000 feel In the air by a regular sicy DUO-, ami are pi C [ UVC(1 | lc , rc as iliey set oul from Cllmdcl , N J... on an aerial honeymoon. Charles Ijvnn.,. jr., in (i :c Department of Justice report that lie has never been Icnovyn to lose his temper or even to get excited about- anything. Or. In fact, even to tc perturbed. Sometimes he has to tulk to a subordinate with nil the firmness and hard logic which he has used before the Supreme Court but he never raises his voice In his recent job he has done hard and conscientious ivork, sifting and delving Indetatlgably Night nfler night he has taken material home to work on. The government requires seven hours ol work each day nml the record shows, on that basis, that he put in 12G hours of overtime In Oc-1 tober and almost as much durhi" other mentis. The solicitor gen'.' eral's Job isjo assist the attorney general, exercise all the attorney general's duties in case of ab-1 tence, illness or vacancy,.take special -'— - - business before tho Supreme Court nnd review and revise the attorney general's opinions. He most frequently nj)|)cnis In Supreme Court In cases ot merit and on writs of ccrtlornrl. Ills Family. Life Young-Hughes never ratexl social life highly, uul he's a great homo and family man. He married Mar- Jorle linice Stuart in 1914 and there aie now two daughters and sons, Charles Ev.ins Hughes aged M; Henry Sumrl Hughes, aged lii. Helen Hughes, age 3, named for a sister who died, and Marjorle Bruce Hughes, born last November, Both maternity and inclination 1 : kept the Hughes family i»(hor out of Washington society. Hughes doesn't care much either to.- bridge or dancing. He does llto music, especially .symphonies nnd -...'ra. and he plays the piano very well. He reads biography nnd hu- novels, preferring Dumas tinning the hitter. He sometimes goes w a IhiMter. Old Hughe: n"vcr spelled llushc.s. There's n close camaraderie between lira,,, developed In work nnd play. They have often toured KuroiK (oiiether In summer and when they avc In the same city thrw ninu-iy always lunch tngethcr. And Ihere's nothing Charles* Eva us Hughes. Jr.. enjoys more than play- Ing wllh his own boys, trflinpliiii through (he woods, sailing a sklft, playing tennis or swimming with them at tlielr summer place on Long Island Sound. The career of young Hushes might properly be called unwnst- tlonal but brilliant. He graduated Irom Urown University,, his lather's iilimi maler, ut thc 'tender _e of 20. taking wllh him a Phi Uelu Kappa key and some prizes for public speaking and debating, He had been managing editor ol the collcKC newspaper. In two more years he was n sum laude graduate of the Harvard Law School, -honored through election' lo editorship of the Harvard Law Review. In New York he entered the law nun of Byrne i Cutcheou for R year and (hen served briefly u law secretary lo Judge Benjamin N. Cardozo of the stnle supreme courl. For (wo subsequent year? he was wllh the distinguished firm of Calwnlodcr, Wlckersham k Taft. PAGE THREE He took rookie training at Plaits- TheWomarisTonic DnPIERCE'S Favorite Prescription .-- w D ... .i,, w niiii iiiiiiiiy u {f I*" 0 * 1 o lh0 |)illl:timl nr ™ <"' Hughes, Schuiman i Dwight In 1917 But In the came year he Jollied the army as a mere buck private, lie made n good record without servinij ut the front and left with n second lieutenant's commission, returning to rejoin the Hughes law firm. His success as a lawyer cams largely from his sound argument!, his thoroughness, his frankness. keen, logical mi m i. For he' wo" successful in - his unspectacular Hughes way as a trial lawyer Just as he 1ms ton successful as solicitor general. 1-cft l-aref 1'rlvalr Prartlw He left his pilvatc practice Jojt June lo lake over a Job which pays only 110,000 ,1 year. Now he Is out after seven months and unlcu President Hoover appoints him U another Job or he succumbs tt the desire to follow the paternal footsteps to (he Capitol.m Albanj he probably \uil resume his private pnivlicf. While Charles, Br. Was Secretary of Slnlo from 1921 to 1025 Chillies. Jr.. carried mud of his load In (he law firm and hi doubtless will do so again. Young ilugl-es - has some desire for public service, nt least, He was n member of an American Arbitration Association committee whlci made a speclnl study ol arbitration principles, a founder and a president of Hie Honest Ballot As- soclullon In New York and Is n vice president of the New Yorl; Legal Aid Society. • . . . Three Enlist in Army Thre recruits of the United Stains army, recently enlisted at the local recruiting station, hava been sent to their posts. Roy Byrd Powell, of Caruthersvllte, Mo., was sent to Port Crook, Omaha,.Neb.,' and Ralph Slalon und Arlhur Mike Slaton. brothers ol this city, arc en- route to Honolulu. ' . - .>~»/ »»K.jjj«iun in continuing his campalm gam; cholera. He w»s at Qosnell Tuesday. GOTR1DOF INDIGESTION Georgia Man Suffered Until He Took Black-Draught On Mother's Advice ATHENS, Oa.-"l » m a user ol Buck-Draught .and consider U a splendid medicine," says Mr. M. E. Adams, m Barrett street, this city. "U Is line lor biliousness. I um glad to recommend It. 'I was .suffering from Indigestion und gas pains 'in my stomach. I would' smother ,end . would hurt between my .shoulders. I would bloat- und hove ;such 'a fulness In my breast—feeling 1 -like • 10113 breath would Jielp .me 'a lot. "My mother had used Blaok- Driuight and. advised me-to try It. As. I was so uncomforlabk 1 . I took It. Taking u small dose meah soon relieved me, and from then until now I have been a steady customer, Blaek-Di aught has kept me hi good shape." Thciford's Black-Draught lias been In use since 1B35. with constantly Increasing popularity because cf the good li has done the men, women and children who huve taken .It. . ' .... Composed of. selected medicinal herbs an'd roots.' flhely powdered easy to take, No 'disagreeable af- ter-eflecU.;Only. 1 cent a close.. Adv. On the Broadway of America Kingsway Hotel and Baths Hot Springs, Ark. Moderate Rates Coffee Shop New 150-Car Garage • THIS IS THE NEW STRAIGHT IS THAT STARTLED THE INDUSTRY THE LOWEST.PRICED EIGHT IN THE WOULD Weeks ago, leading new»papera were informed of a mysterious new eight-cylinder car which *•»» performing almost incredible frals on the great natural proving ground in the sleep n .Hintains of Pcnnsjlvani*. Out of curiosity, and sensing • news story, automobile ediion hurried to the mountains to in- vcstigale. There they joined in actual driving tcets under conditions of their own selection. They saw and experienced feata of performanee that wl them writing columns of praise about a new motor ear whose .very name was still a secret. Now is revealed the name of that mysterious car—the car they proclaimed a sensation. It io ibe new Chrysler-built De Solo Straight Eight—the lowest"065 AM) IT, r. O. I. DCTIOR priced Eight in the world—• .-ear tlmt comes before the public ou the wiugs of a naliua- wide cborus of expert approval and commendation. On the baais of overwhelming dollar value, the new De Soto Straight Eight,beyond nlldowbt, is as outstanding in the eight- cylinder Held as its famout companion car, the De Soto Six, is outstanding in the field of eijces. Every comparison unalterably verifiea this fact. DE£ STRAIGHT EIGHT LOWE MOTOR CO. Blythevillc, Ark.

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