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Money Paid to Ransom
Banker Left in Flight From
Little Bohemia.
By the Associated Press.
Kidnap news leaped into the head
lines again today with a series of
startling developments.
In Minneapolis it was disclosed that
currency left by John Dillinger and
his gang when they fled a Wisconsin
resort In a hall of gunfire has been
linked to the Edward G. Bremer kid
naping. Bremer, a St. Paul banker,
was released In February after pay
ment of $200,000 ransom.
At Tucson, Ariz., the search for kid
napers of 6-year-old June Robles, was
railed off to permit payment of $15,000
Max Chipman, sought in Boston for
the kidnaping of Herman Rutstein in
1932, is being held in Kansas City
pending extradition proceedings.
Two former convicts were held in
Belleville. 111., on charges of planning
to kidnap William N. Baltz. a former
member of Congress.
Five-year-old Mary Lou Carline was
returned to* her home in Minneapolis
several hours after she had been kid
The House Judiciary Committee in
Washington approved a bill to impose
the death penalty in interstate kid
Reports that half the Lindbergh
ransom money had been found in New
England met prompt denials from
official sources.
Two convicts who escaped from San
Quentin. Calif., prison kidnaped two
San Rafael policemen and sped away
by automobile.
Money Indicates Southwest Outlaws
Were With Dillinger.
MINNEAPOLIS, April 27 (A>).—The
Tribune says a second link connect
ing the John Dillinger gang with the
kidnaping last January 17 of Edward
G. Bremer. St. Paul banker, was
established last night when Federal
agents found that money seized after
Dillinger and his gang were routed
from a Northern Wisconsin resort
Sunday night included a considerable
share of the Bremer ransom bills.
Left Bags of Money.
In their hurried flights as bullets
whistled through walls and windows
of the Little Bohemia resort, the Dil
linger gangsters left behind most of
their possessions, including bags con
taining large sums of money.
The Tribune says it was after an
inspection of the contents of these
bags and questioning of the three
young women captured at the resort
that Department of Justice agents
first announced that Alvin Karpis,
Freddie Barker and Arthur (Doci
Barker, Southwest outlaws hunted
for the Bremer kadnaping. had been
with Dillinger at the resort.
Deposited After Raid.
Three days after the bank raid at
Mason City, Iowa, March 13. Beth
Green, alias Beth Moore, widow of
the slain Eugene Green, who is being
held in St. Paul on charges of having
harbored Dillinger while he was a
fugitive from justice, deposited $4,000
in a St. Paul safety deposit box.
When she was arrested after the
fatal shooting of her reputed husband
by Federal agents April 3. $1,155 was
found in her possession. Federal
agents believe this money was part
of the $52,344 taken by seven ma
chine gun bandits in the Mason City
Safety of Kidnaped Declared First
TUCSON. Ariz., April 27 UP).—
Arizona's greatest manhunt was
abruptly suspended early today to per
mit Fernando Robles to negotiate with
the kidnapers of his 6-year-o:d daugh
ter. June.
"The safety of the child comes
first,” Undersheriff Colby A. Farrar
said in announcing that hundreds of
peace officers, ranchers, cowboys and
volunteers had been ordered to halt
the search for the girl who is being
held for $15,000 ransom.
His action was taken after the
father of the girl and Carlas Robles,
her uncle, announced they were ready
to meet the demands of the kidnapers.
Another factor in their decision was
the condition of Mrs. Robles, who was
reported near a collapse.
Couple Who Took Infant From Camp
Charged With Kidnaping.
By the Associated Press.
MIAMI, Fla.. April 27 OPV—Nine
weeks-old Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Goodman, was sought yesterday by
authorities.» who issued a warrant
charging Mr. and Mrs. Robert Moran
of San Fernando, Calif., with taking
the child.
The Morans, tourist camp neigh
bors here of Mr. and Mrs. Lester
Goodman of Whitman. Mass., parents
of the missing child, left here with
the baby April 5. with the agreement
to meet the Goodmans in St. Peters
burg, Fla.
BELLEVILLE, 111., April 27 (4>).—
An ex-convict received credit yester
day lor enabling officers to foil a plot
to kidnap former Representative Wil
liam N. Baltz and to rob his bank,
the First National of Mlllstadt.
Sheriff Jerome Munle of St. Clair
County said information given by
Herman Dannehold, 32, to the mar
shal at Milstadt. after leading two
other former convicts to believe he
was acting as “finger man," balked
the plot.
Joseph Lacompte, 32, of Dupo. and
James Lambert, 21. of East St. Louis,
are held in jail here.
BREMERTON. Wash.. April 27
—An anonymous letter sent from
St. John, New' Brunswick, declaring
"Eugene Chenevert was bumped off
because he had knowledge of the
Lindbergh kidnaping.” was received
yesterday by Bremerton police. They
have been working nearly four weeks
in an effort to solve Bremerton's mass
murder in which six persons, includ
ing Chenevert, were slain.
Police declared Mrs. Chenevert, an
other of the victims, formerly lived
in St. John, and that the letter con
tained information “that only a close
friend or relative would have know.”
MINNEAPOLIS, April 27 (JP).—
Found a mile from her home after
being kidnaped in an automobile by a
strange man, 5-year-old May Lou Car
line was safe in her home last night,
unharmed by her experience.
The girl was found wandering about
a public park four hours after she was
snitched away as she played with a
brother and two other children near
her home.
Traps Kidnapers
j A filling station operator, who armed
1 with a pistol rescued Charles M.
iKella, jr.. 28, from three kidnapers
after he had been compelled to ride
through East Texas in the closed rear
compartment of his own motor car.
Two of the alleged abductors were
captured, one by Mrs. McKee and her
I husband, and the other by officers,
i soon after the trio had stopped at
Mrs. McKee's filling station at Win
field and attempted to trade a shot
gun for some gasoline.
—Wide World Photo.
“Baby Face” Nelson, Dillin
ger Gunner. Making Last
Stand Against Law.
(Continued From First Page.)
traveled in is bearing Wisconsin li
cense plates 3731. He is known to
have had a machine gun with him
when he and the other members of
the Dillinger gang escaped Sunday
night at Mercer, where Baum and a
private citizen were killed and four
other persons were wounded.
The car was owned by a resident
of Merrill. Wis.. whose name was not
ascertained immediately.
Indian Says Gangster Carried Three
LAC DU FLAMBEAU. Wis.. April 27
(A3).—Ollie Catfish, an Indian, was the
unwilling companion of a man believed
| to be George Baby Face” Nelson, Dil
i linger gangster, who had stolen an
1 automobile near here and eluded a
trap set by Federal agents today.
Catfish said he had been forced to
give directions to the gangster.
I The man who answered the de
scription of Nelson is believed to have
spent two days in an Indian shack at
Fence Lake, in the Lac du Flambeau
district. Last night he left the shack
and stole the car of Adolph Getz, a
Merrill rural letter carrier.
Picking up Catfish, the gangster,
who, the Indian said, carried three
pistols, forced the Indian to show him
the way to highway 70, which leads
w/est to Fifield.
There the Indian was forced from
the car and walked back to the town,
where he described his captor as a
man of about 40. five feet tall and
speaking in an unusually high voice.
Nelson turned toward Fifield on
highway 7(. Catfish reported.
Thompson Markward Memorial
Dedication Will Be This
Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt was to
take part in dedication ceremonies
this afternoon for the Thompson
Markward Memorial. The building
has been erected under supervision of
the executors of the estate of Mrs.
Flora B. Thompson with funds left
by her for that purpose.
The keys of the building will be
presented by George W. White to
the Board of Trustees of the Young
Women's Christian Home and the
dedication will follow.
Bishop James E. Freeman and Dr.
Joseph R. Sizoo will assist in the
Jury Gives Broker's Patron Ver
dict Without Testimony.
The unusual situation of a jury re
turning a verdict for the defendant
without the testimony of a single de
fense witness was presented in Dis
trict Supreme Court today in the case
of Dillon, Read & Co., New York
brokerage firm, against Arthur J.
Bourassa of the Wardman Park Hotel.
The plaintiff sought to recover
$1,600 as result of a stock deal in
volving an order of Bourassa for Ca
nadian Pacific shares in April, 1930.
The defendant claimed he canceled
the order before the brokerage firm
delivered the stock here, which was
refused in his name by the Riggs
National Bank. Dillon, Read & Co.
asked the court to reimburse it for
the price of the stock, which was
thrown back on its hands.
Bourassa was not present at the
trial, but was represented by his at
torney, Leonard A. Block.
St. Paul Doctor Reveals
How He Was Forced
to Treat Dillinger.
By the Associated Press.
ST. PAUL, April 27.—Dr. Clayton
May of Minneapolis told today hew
he was given the choice of treating
John Dillinger for a gunshot wound
or of being "rubbed cut” with a ma
chine gun.
As he told the story. Dr. May ner
vously paced the cel! where he is
being held to await the action of a
Federal grand jury on charges that
he narbored the fugitive desperado.
The physician said he was enticed
from his office on the forenoon of
March 31—the day Dillinger was
wounded by City Detective Henry
Cummings — and was repeatedly
threatened with death. He was kept
under a close guard by a Dillinger
henchman while his nurse, Mrs. Au
gusta Salt--also held on a charge of
harboring the Indiana killer—was im
prisoned in her own home.
Lured to an Alley.
Dr. May said he was lured to an
alley, where Dillinger. wounded, sat
in a car, and was then forced to
drive the outlaw’s car to the home of
his nurse, who is the mother of three
.Lit J I
I "Eugene Green, a former patient of
I mine." Dr. May recalled, “came to my
* office and told me a man was In
jured In a still explosion and wanted
me to come out and give him first aid.
"He and a woman drove me near
an alley, pointed to a machine and
told me the wounded man was there.
1 opened the door of the car. after
observing a man inside, and immedi
ately was confronted with a machine
gun. He warned me that my life
wouldn't be worth a cent if I did not
follow orders."
The physician then told how the
outlaw, followed by Green, who later
wash shot and killed by Federal
agents, and the woman, ordered him
to drive to the home of his nurse
and treat him for the bullet wound.
The woman, later identified as Beth
Greer., now also Is held by the De
partment of Justice on charges of
harboring Dillinger.
Laid Machine Gun nn Table.
Reaching the home of Mrs. Salt,
the physician and the wounded man
entered the home, where the des
perado laid his machine gun on a
table. Then, according to Dr. May,
he warnrfl them: "You better treat
this wound and keep your mouths
shut or else you will be rubbed out. ’
Dr. May said he was admonished
that he would be followed and that
if he disobeyed commands, not only
would he be killed, but that his nurse
also would meet the same fate.
"I was informed the evening of the
first day that I was treating John
Dillinger." he continued. "For four
days and three nights Dillinger, Green,
the woman he claimed to be his wife
and another woman held my nurse
prisoner in her own home. When
I went to the office I observed that
Green constantly followed me.”
Finally, the physician asserted, the
killer and the two women left the
I Salt home when they read in the
! newspapers that Green had been
mowed down by machine gun bullets
by Federal operatives.
Dr. May claimed he “never received
a penny” for his treatment.
_ i
"Dutch’’ Schmidt, Once Pal of
Gerald Chapman, Wanted
in Factor Case.
By the Associated Press.
CHICAGO, April 27—A Chicago
patrolman walking his beat yesterday
captured Ludwig iDutch) Schmidt,
one-time associate of the notorious
Gerald Chapman, and made the law's
score against the Touhy gang, 6 to 2.
Schmidt, 37-year-old bank bandit,
was wanted for the Touhy gang’s last
big crime—the $70,000 kidnaping of
John "Jake the Barber” Factor, in
ternational speculator. He was also
wanted for a $105,000 mail robbery
at Charlotte. N. C.. in which. Assistant
States Attorney Wilbert F. Crowley
said, he has been identified positively.
Schmidt's capture leaves only two
Touhy gangsters of any prominence
still at large. Besides the four in
prison for Factor's abduction. Isaac
Costner is in prison for his part in
the Charlotte holdup. Tommy Touhy,
Roger's brother, is a fugitive, as is
Frank Dillon, wanted in the kidnaping.
The patrolman who captured
Schmidt was William Palmer. Schmidt
was not armed.
He was questioned first about a
murder—the death of Charles Con
nors. another Touhy gangster. Con
nors had been indicted with Schmidt
for the Charlotte robbery.
Schmidt’s long criminal record has
as one high spot his escape from the
Federal prison at Atlanta with Gerald
Chapman, police killer, bank robber
and one of the most notorious crim
inals of the early 20s. Chapman
was hanged in Wethersfield, Conn.,
on April 6. 1926.
Melvin H. Purvis, head of the Fed
eral Department of Investigation in
Chicago, said he would question
Schmidt In "several kidnaping Jobs.”
Officer Aids 1,000 Horses.
When Policeman M. Elwood prose
cuted John Hill, a grocer, for cruelty
to a pony it made the 1.013th equine
he had befriended in court. Elwood
has been on the London force for 20
years. A lover of horses, he watches
for cases of cruelty and brings the
offenders before the law,■
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Strikers in Chicago Hospital Re
fuse to Leave.
CHICAGO, April 27 UP).—A meeting
of stall physicians at the Prances
Willard Hospital was called for today
to consider the discharge of 30 nurses
who went on a 30 minute strike Wed
nesday for increased pay.
Chemical Society Awards
Plaque to Late Standards
Bureau Official.
The Washington section of the
American Chemical Society observed
its fiftieth anniversary at its annual
dinner at the Cosmos Club last night.
At the same time, the Hillebrand
award, given each year for the most
outstanding piece of chemical re
search by a member of the section, I
was given posthumously to Dr. E. W
Washburn, former chief chemist of
the Bureau of Standards, lor his
discovery of the electrolosls method
of concentrating the hydrogen isotope.
This discovery made possible the
obtaining of "heavy water,” considered
in its implications one of the most
noteworthy chemical achievements of
recent times. The award this year
will be in the form of a memorial
plaque to Dr. Washburn, who died
two months ago.
Dr. P. G. Brickwedde of the Bureau
of Standards, one of the original dis
coverers of the hydrogen isotope it
self. told of the enormous amount of
research all over the world which
mv.uvvu tu urc uui*
ing the last two years. It appears
more and more fundamental the
more it is studied. "Deuterieum." as
the hydrogen isotope is known, when
combined with oxygen in the proper
proportions, gives a water which is
heavier than ordinary water, has
higher freezing and boiling points
and an entirely different series of re
Approximately one hydrogen atom in
every 5.000 is a mass two atom. Dr.
Brickwedde said, but in some places—
such as the water of the Dead Sea
and the sap of willows—It is found in
much greater concentration. Among
the most lar-reaching findings con
cerning it deal with its supposedly
deleterious biological effects.
Dr. N. H. Dartln of the Geological
Survey, one of the earliest members
both of the Washington section and
the American Chemical Society itself,
told of the pioneer days of both or
ganizations. Dr. C A. Brown of the
Bureau of Chemistry and Soils of the
Department of Agriculture presented
a history of the Washington section,
especially dealing with its relations
with the American Chemiial Society.
International Law Society
Hears Discussion of
Roosevelt’s Plan.
International regulation of tariffs
by executive agreement, as proposed
by President Roosevelt and Secretary
of State Hull in requests for passage
of enabling legislation, was advocated
today by Prof. Charles E. Martin of
the University of Washington, speak
ing before the twenty-eighth meeting
of the American Society of Interna
tional Law at the Willard Hotel.
His address was followed by a dis
cussion of tariff regulation led by
Francis Deak of Columbia Law
School, New York City.
This afternoon the society was to
hear Clement L. Bouve, member of
the District Bar, present a paper on
the legal status of aliens under Soviet
Thompson to Speak.
At tonight's session Huston Thomp
son, former chairman of the Federal
Trade Commission, will discuss the
securities law of 1933, and Martin T.
Manton, United States Circuit judge,
will discuss reorganization and re
habilitation of governmental loans.
George Nebolsine and Edgar Turling
ton will lead the discussion.
Prof. Martin explained that passage
of the tariff legislation by Congress
would carry with it certain implica
tions, chief among which are rejection
of the policy of economic nationalism,
recognition of the fact that if we sell
abroad we must buy abroad, elimina
tion of the fallacy that protectionism
means increased domestic trade, con
tinuation of the policy of uncondi
tional mast-favored-nation treatment,
integration of foreign trade with re
covery, and avoidance of the pitfalls
of Senate discussion and House
Amendment by Treaty.
Amendment of the Constitution by
treaty was declared possible last night
by Dr. James Brown Scott, president
of the society, in an address on the
"Treaty-making Power of the United
States" In opening the meeting.
Dr. Scott took exception to objer
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significance of the seventh Pan
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Dr.' Rowe said that whereas at
previous conferences open and covert
criticism of the foreign policy of the
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Montevideo meeting the spirit of
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