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CHARGE INFATUATED LOVER
Akron, 0. "Will you marry me
today?" demanded Adam Haus, 23,
of Susie May, 17, as he strode into
her home here, according to the po
lice. "No," replied the girl
"Will you marry me a year from
today?" urged Hans.
The girl shook hervhead.
Then her 'lover drew a revolver
and shot her dead while her horri
fied mother and little brother looked
on. Such is the account given by the
The police have not yet appre
hended the alleged slayer.
. o o x
ALD BUCK CANT SEE BIG BILL
AS A MOVIE ACTOR
"Big Bill" Thompson as a rival of
Francis X. Bushman and Warren
Kerrigan in the films doesn't make a
hit with Aid. Buck. In fact, Bill is
such a punk actor that Buck felt
called upon to censor his acting from
the floor of the city council Monday
Buck's talk was a rap at the
mayor's first starrihg venture, "The
Little Girl Next Door." Buck roasted
the film as immoral and then inti
mated that our mayor avowed it to
run because he was one of the star s
actors in it '
Buck called attention to some of
the sub-titles of the film that may
'nave pleased the mayor. One of them
was: "Wm. Hale'Thompsoni who riv
eted the lid off what was the biggest 4n
vice district in the United States."
Buck then asked that Corporation
Counsel Etteleon's opinion that the
chief. of police and not the. second
deputy hae the final power to issue
film permits, be repudiated by the
city council. His request was sent
to the judiciary committee.
HERALD DRAWS $200,000 SUIT
OVER A JACK LAIT STORY
Jack Lait's daily feature in the
Chicago Herald has brought Jim
Keeley face to face with a $200,000
libel suit The suit was filed by Cle
ment and Mrs.' Annette Romadka of
Milwaukee, Wis. Romadka is a
Wealthy trunk dealer.
Lait recently wrote a story recall
ing the case of Evelyn Romadka, the
Milwaukee woman who fell, in with-
a negro and became a-thief. He was
reminded of the story by an Associat
ed Press dispatch concerning the Ro-
madka Trunk Co.
In his story Lait called Svelyn Ro-, ,
madka the wife of Clement Romad
ka. He told how the woman, given
every luxury"by her rich, husband,
left him and oame to Chicago, where
she took emplpyment as a maid mi
the home of a wealthy family. While
Working she became potMMed of a.
mania to steal. In disposing of some
of , her loot she fell under the power w
ofa. negro crook named Jones. Jones
used her for several months in his'
life of crime before the, crash came.1
Evelyn Romadka has since been - "
lost to sight, but Clement Romadka
charges -that his wife and himself'
have been "shamefully libeled" by
the story connecting them with the '
woman thief. z