Man Held on Murder Charge
I After Girl, 4, Spots His Picture
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SPRINGFIELD. 111., Aug. 23.—
Arrest of an itinerant carnival work
er on a Beaumont. Tex., murder
charge after a 4-year-old girl noticed
his picture in a detective story mag
azine was announced today by the
James B. Poster, FBI special agent
here, said the carnival worker, John
Francis Tammany, 36, was arrested
last night at Sullivan, 111., and had
orally admitted killing Eugene
Weaver during a drinking bout in
Beaumont on October 9, 1946.
Both Tammany and Weaver were
I employed by the John R. Ward
Shows, then playing in Beaumont.
Tammany, when arrested, gave his
] home address at Hartford, Conn.,
I and was employed by the Blue Rib
bon Shows at Sullivan.
I The FBI agent said Tammany,]
usyjg the alias Jack Gleason, was
present in the tent of a fellow car
Mr. Miller's daughter, Linda Mae,
4, thumbing through the pages of
a detective story magazine, cried:
"Oh, there’s Jack's picture.”
Mr. Poster said Tammy snatched
the magazine from the child's hand,
ripped it apart, and exclaimed,
''They're not going to get me!”—
and left the tent.
Informed of the incident, the
show's manager told police, who ar
rested Tammany in a Sullivan
The FBI agent said Tammany
was wanted on a Beaumont warrant
charging murder and on a Federal
warrant charging unlawful flight to
avoid prosecution for murder. He is
being held in the Sullivan jail.
Tammany has a long record of
criminal offenses, Poster said, be
ginning with a 1934 robbery convic
tion at Baltimore, for which he
served a five-year term.
Man Shoots It Oufr Slays
2 Burglars in Tennessee
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| NASHVILLE, Tenn., Aug. 23.—A
45-year-old man shot It out with
two burglars at his home near
Nashville early today and left both
James Clifford Estes, who reported;
the case to State patrolmen, suffered
only a slight abrasion on the head,
inflicted by a blackjack when he en
tered his house about 1 a.m.
B. S. Griffis, city identification
officer, listed one of the dead men
as Blanton Kephardt, 34-year-old
former convict. The other, whose
identification was being sought
through the FBI, was known only’
Mr. Estes told police this story:
Returning to his home about 10
miles north of Nashville, he parked
his car, leaving the lights on. En
tering the darkened house he sus
pected burglars because the lights
were on when he left. He picked
up a .45-caliber pistol and felt his
way from room to room.
He saw a fleeting shadow, then
was slugged in the head. He began i
shooting. The fire was returned and 1
continued for minutes. Soon after j
it stopped Mr. Estes left for a near-!
by inn where he called State police.
Officers said Kephardt was found
to have been struck by two bullets
and “Sparky” by three.
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Union Urges Kiigore
For Vice President
Ey the Associated Press
CHARLESTON, W. Va.. Aug. 23.—
United Steelworkers, Local 2103, of
Charleston, CIO, proposed Senator
Kilgore, Democrat, of West Virginia
today as President Truman's run- j
,ning mate for 1948.
Recording Secretary Bradie Lan- •
ham made public a letter to Presi
dent Truman advising him that the!
matter had been discussed at a
meeting of union members.
“After full debate,” the letter
continued, “the local union adopted
a motion, authorizing me as secre
tary to write you ^requesting that
you use your good office to the end
that our distinguished Senator.
Harley M. Kilgore, be made your
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