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North Dakota’s
Oldest Newspaper
ESTABLISHED 1873
U. S. Raids Fill Jail At Minot
Bank Holdups May Be Work of Super Gang
OFFICIALS BEUEVE
N.D.ROBBERIESARE
UNDER ONE DIRECTOR
Point Out That All Recent Hold-
ups Are Work of Men Who
Understand ‘Game’
HURDSFIELD MEN ESCAPE
Gang That Looted Bank There
of $2,200 Elude Pur
suers in Hills,
Belief that a highly organized ban
dit gang, split into several groups di
rected by a single leader, has set out
to make a systematic raid on banks
over the state was expressed by au
thorities engaged in the search today
for four men who robbed the Farmers
and Merchants bank at Hurdsfield of
$2,200.
Operatives of private detective
agencies and policy from several
counties Intensified their search today
on the theory that apprehension of
one of the raiding bands would bring
to an end the wholesale looting of
banks that has prevailed in North
Dakota for several months, reaching
its climax this week with three rob
beries, each within a few days of the
other.
Like Professional Work
Police pointed out that practically
all of the robberies were performed
by experienced men, who appeared to
have made a study of “the lay” of the
bank which they looted. It was the
belief of polioe here that while one
raiding party is preying on the bigger
banks, another is “taking” the small
er institutions. The Hurdsfield rob
bery yesterday aroused sheriffs and
police over the state redoubled their
efforts to bring bank banditry in
North Dakota to an end.
The robbers left Hurdsfield in a
brown Ford sedan bearing license
Humber 41607, believed to be a South
Dakota tag.
Pursuing the bandit car, authorities
were able to keep on its /trail for a
considerable distance, but were out
distanced by the robbers who up to
today had successfully evaded capture.
Use Side Roads
Going a short distance west from
Hurdsfield the roobers turned south
on highway No. 3, and were pursued
by police about five miles. The ban
dits continued over 6ide roads until
they arrived on highway No. 14 which
they followed for about two miles and
then swung westward ogam over side
roads.
That the bandits were familiar with
the terrain over which they were
(Continued on page nine)
FEAR 46 ENTOMBED
MINERS ARE LOST
Rescuers Not Hopeful.for Safety
of Workmen in British
Columbia Mine
Princeton, B. C., Aug. 15.—i/P)—Al
though hope virtually was abandoned
today for , the 46 men imprisoned by
an explosion in the Blakebum mine
at Coalmont since 7 o’clock Wednes
day night, rescue parties worked
strenuously today to reach the en
tombed miners.
While the main fan broken by the
blast, had been repaired and put to
work, air in the tunnels was so laden
with poisonous gases that rescuers
were able to work only in short shifts
despite the use of gas masks and oth
er safety equipment.
The bodies of two hoist men were
brought out shortly after the 'explo
sion. Their deaths were pronounced
due to “after damp,” a deadly mine
gas. One man was rescued alive.
The entombed men were believed
to be nearly 1,800 feet down a 21-de
gree slope which starts about 3,500
feet from the mine portal Workmen
had penetrated 2,900 feet from the
entrance last night. They reported
the tunnels choked with debris and
said the work of clearing the passage
ways was constantly becoming more
difficult on account of the lack of
air.
Loses Court Fight
For Contest Award
St. Paul, Aug 15.—-The Minne
sota supreme court today upheld the
Hennepin county district court in de
taining the winner of a word puzsle
contest.
The action was brought in Henne
pin county against the Fountain
Pencil company of Minneapolis by
John E. Groves, Chicago, who con
tended he was the proper winner of
a word puzzle contest as well as the
SI,OOO prize which was awarded to
Mary L. Williams, Detroit, in 1927.
The supreme court held that the
Hennepin county court was right in
Its ruling that Groves' answers were
inferior to that presented by the win
ner.
HANGED FOB MURDER
Walla Walla, Wash., Aug. 15.—(AV-
Robert Lee Wilkins was hanged in
the penitentiary here today for the
murder of John W. Brooks. Walla
Walla attorney, on the night of Dec. I
9. 1928,
THE BISMARCK TRIBUNE
| To Harvard at 14 |
Youngest college studrtrt of the year,
mostly likely, is 14-year-old Albert
Otto Seeler, above, of Derry, N. H.,
who will enter Harvard in the fall.
He expects to attend the Massachu
setts Institute of Technology after
finishing his course at Harvard —
and he’ll still be a very young man
when he is graduated!
SARAZEN LEADING
IN ST. PAUL OPEN
Knocks Five Strokes Off Par to
Make Record 67 Score; '
Two Tied at 68
Bt. Paul, Aug. 13.— (A*) —Gene &va
zen of New York led a heavy record
smashing assault on par today in the
SIO,OOO St. Paul open golf champion
ship and snatched an early lead with
a sensational 67, five strokes under par
for the first 18 hole round. Otto Hack
barth of Cincinnati and Johnny Far
rell-of'New York were tied for sec
ond with 68’s.
Sarazen bagged five birdies on his
great round and shot par on • the
other 13 holes. He scored a 33 out and
a 34 coming home.
His card:
Par out 445 313 344-36
Sarazen out 344 343 444 -33
Par in 445 343 445—36—72
Sarazen in 444 343 444 34—67
Horton Smith of New York, one of
the heavy favorites, and Charles
Lacey, the youthful Briton from
Clemensten, N. J.«who scared Bobby
Jones and other big shots In the re
cent national open, were deadlocked
for third place with 70’s. Smith scored
a 33, three under par, on his outward
Journey, but cracked to take a 37 on
the way back. <
Harry Cooper.'veteran Chicago pro
fessional, turned in a 69, three under
par to take temporary possession of
third place. He went out in 34 and
came back with a 35.
Willard Hutchinson of Glencoe, 111.,
later came in with r 70, to tie Smith
and Lacey. His rounds were 36-34.
Havana Editor Shot
Down Near His Home
Havana, Aug. 15.— VP) —Abelardo
'Pacheco, prominent Cuban nationalist
and anti-administration editor, today
lay critically wounded in a hospital
.while authorities sought an unknown
number of persons who fired nine
shots into his body in front of his
home last night.
Pacheco was editor of Vos Del
Pueblo, leading Cuban nationalist
paper, and had made many political
and personal enemies with his fiery
editorials. Police said there was no
clue as to identity of the assassins.
PROCLAIM MARTIAL LAW
Simla, India, Aug. 15.— (JP) —Martial
law was prcfelaimed today in Pesha
war and the surrounding districts
which for a fortnight have Seen be
leaguered by Afrldi tribesmen.
He Offers SSOO per Murder in Plot
To Kill Off Several Chinese Tong Men
New York, Aug. 15.—(ff)—Through
the dark and mysterious mase of a
fitfully warring Chinatown today
moved the menace of Tong slaughter
on a strictly cash basis.
For behind the arrest yesterday of
three Chinese and a Filipino lay a
story whose ferocity startled even de
tectives. The story was told by two
white youths whose identities remain
a secret with the police, to protect
them from the fate they were hired
to mete out to four On Leong Tong
men at SSOO a murder.
A nineteen - year - old youth, friend
ot Detective Rosenberg, told him that
as he was sitting in Bryant Park, de
spondent over his inability to find
work, he was approached by the Fili
pino. Lamberto Eullaran, 38. who
asked him Whether he was working.
The Filipino, the youth said, then
told him he could make sane money
“if he had any guts." *
“That’s all I have got," the youth
said he replied. “What's the propo
sition?"
“Murder Chinks at SSOO i Chink.”
was the answer.
The youth tipped off Rosenberg, who
GANGLAND KILLINGS
CAST BUCK SHADOW
OVER WIDE SECTION
Police Believe ‘Racketeers’ Are
Scattering From the
Larger Cities
MINN. MURDER REPRISAL
Thr«9 Men Slain Near St. Paul
Identified as Members of Will
mar Bank Robbery Band
St. Paul, Aug. 15. — (/P) —The sinister
shadow of gangland spreads over the
mlddlewest
Three dead near here, another
dropped by machine gunners at Rock
ford, 111., and new slayings at Detroit
and Chicago add weight to the belief
the hoodlum element is scattering.
The first tangible evidence that or
ganized outlawry is seeking new ter
ritories for its rackets, liquor, gambl
ing and vice, is the usual symbol of
the gangsters—a bullet pierced body,
shot from behind. ,
The latest victim Is Joe Glovlngo,
Rockford bootlegger, killed by the
stream of bullets that poured from
an automobile speeding through one
of the town’s main streets last night.
Eleven bullets were fired into Glovin
go’s body, but police felt sure they
were Intended for Tommy Abbott,
well known Chicago gangster, who
stood nearby.
Called Bank Robbecs
Abbott, described by police as one
of the chief executioners for the Mor
an gang, was one of the many sus
pects in two of Chicago's recent gang
killings—the slaying of Jake Lingle,
Tribune reporter, and the subsequent
killing of Jack Zuta, vice overlord.
Of the three men killed near St.
Paul Wednesday night, two were posi
tively identified as bank robbers and
the third was believed to have been
a member of the same band. Police
knew little of theic recent activities,
however, and could only guess at the
motive for the assassinations.
. The theories ranged all the way
from the conjecture that the robbers
had quarreled over division of their
loot to the belief that they Interfered
with an attempt on the part of the
Chicago gang leader, George “Bugs”
Moran, to organize the Twin City
area.
All three of the men were believed
to have been members of a gang oper
ating In Kansas City, Minneapolis
and other cities. Officers of a Will
mar, Minn., bank yesterday identified
two of the bodies as those of members
of a robber gang that held up the
bank July 15, took $142,000 and shot
two passersby In making their get
away.
May Be One More
One of the men thus identified was
Harry Silverman, alias Samstein. The
name of the other victim was not es
tablished. The body of the third
slain gangster, Frank Coleman, had
been started for Kansas City and the
bankers did not-see if but they said
his description fitted that of another
member of the robber gang.
Finding of four straw hats in the
car in which the men were killed led
to / reports that a man had
been slain, but an extensive search
failed to reveal any more bodies.
Little progress was made by Chicago
authorities investigating the slaying
Wednesday night of Danny Vallo, St.
Valentine’s day massacre suspect.
Detroit’s latest gang slaying, the
fatal shooting of Cicero Manglapanl,
alleged river liquor operator, was add
ed to 14 others for a special grand
jury to consider. Manglapanl was
killed Wednesday night in an auto
mobile.
FOUR MEN ARE SHOT
DOWN IN BOSTON
Revere, Mass., Aug. 15.— (JP) —The
haunts of Boston’s gamblers were
being searched today for'an explana
tion of the shooting of four men in
the Revere veterans associates’ build
ing shortly after midnight.
The victims, two of whom are in a
(Continued on page nine.)
promised to luring a companion into
the scheme. Arrangements were
made to meet at a laundry last night.
The youth tipped off Rosenberg who
with four other detectives waited
outside the laundry while the youths
went in.
The two were introduced to the
Chinese, who gave them their instruc
tions. Eullaran was to go with them.
They were told four Chinese had
been marked for death at their hands
last night.
When the youths emerged with the
Filipino, the detectives seized him.
but he put up a terrific struggle, and
was subdued only after 15 minutes of
fight. The detectives then arrested
the Chinese.
On Eullaran the detectives found a
revolver and a long knife. In a pack
age he carried were two revolvers and
six long* knives. In the laundry were
found cartridges, an ax, a ten-gallon
still and a large quantity of mash.
The Chinese were John Wong, 34,
laundry proprietor. Stanley, 32, his
brother, and George Chau, 28. Police
today were seeking to connect them
with recent Tong murders. They are
members of the Tong On.
BISMARCK. NORTH DAKOTA. FRIDAY, AUGUST 15, 1930
j Two Sets of Twins in 15 Months! |
If trying to keep Junior out of mischief makes your hair turn gray, just
think of the problem faced by Mrs. Albert R. McCain, 25, above, of Pueblo,
Colo., mother of two pairs of twins, born within 15 months of each other,
in addition to two other children. The older twins,. Geraldine Lou, left,
and Virginia Lee, were bom April 12, 1929, while the younger pair, Norman
Charles, left, and Norma Rae* were born July 6 of this year. The other two
youngsters are Jack Albert, 5, and Richard Lowell, 3.
TELLS N. D. LAWYERS HIGHER
STANDARD MUST RULE FIELD
ML REMAIN ALOFT
AS LONG AS SUPS
MOTOR KEEPS GOi
Endurance Record Holders Say
.They Have No Intention of
Coming Down Yet
St. Louis, Aug. 15. — UP) —Having an
nounced “we’ll be down when the mo
tor stops running,” Dale Jackson and
Forest O’Brine today continued to
circle leisurely over Lambert-St. Louis
Field in their monoplane. Great St.
Louis, the previous sustained flight
record far behind them.
Skilled mechanics turned knowing
ears skyward, but refused to hazard
a guess on “when the motor stops
running” will be. They said they
were unable to detect the slightest
trace of a faltering in the engine.
At 10:11 (C.S.T.) the fliers had been
up 603 hours.
While Jackson and O’Brine con
tinued to fly and on, their manager,
William* H. Pickens was' making
plans to “strike while the iron is hot.”
“I’m going to take the boys on a
state fair tour within two or three
days after they come down,” tie said,
as he looked a deluge of offers which
will spell financial reward to the air
men. Offer to exhibit at state fairs,
theatrical offers, and offers to write
testimonials for manufacturers whose
products were used in the flight
poured in on Pickens. Today Pickens
will confer with committees from the
Illinois and lowa fair boards.
Congratulations Poor In
The flight already is paying finan
cial returns to the pilots. An oil
company is paying them SIOO for each
hour they remain aloft longer than
the previous record, but this offer
will end after 70 hours.
Congratulatory messages continued
to pour in, the senders including well
known fliers.
An Alton. HI, fan sent twenty four
leaf clovers, six fa* each member of
the endurance and refueling crews.
He did the same thing last year, when
Jackson and O’Brine broke the en
durance record, which they later lost
to the Hunter, brothers of Sparta, 111.
A nudge changes pilots. When
Jackson and O’Brine went aloft they
decided against regular periods at the
coitrols, except when refueling con
tacts are made, when Jackson takes
the stick and O’Brine handles the
gasoline hose and the oil cans.
The pilot at the coitrols stays at
his post until fatigued, or he becomes
uncomfortable, when he nudges his
companion. The plan was agreed up
on to prevent either of the pilots
from attempting to conplete a speci
fied trick at the controls when
drowsy, with the probability of an ac
cident resulting.
When not on duty at the stick, the
fliers sleep, clean up or reaa. They
receive the daily newspapers and oc
casionally a magazine and personal
mall. Fan mail is not sent up to
them, It being read by the ground
crew.
The fliers sleep on an air-:nflated
mattress on top of a large! gasoline
tank in the fuselage. As the gasoline
tank is less than five feet long, a
small hammock has been fitted into
the fuselage to complete the length
of the bed.
PAULSON IS RECOVERING
Detroit Lakes, Minn., Aug. 15.—(A”)
—H. D. Paulson, editor of the Fargo
Forum, is rapidly recovering from an
emergency operation undergone at
the hospital here late Thursday.
President Kvello of State Bar
Association Thinks Educa
tion Should Be Wider
#evils Lake, N. D., Aug. 15.— (JP) —
HlgPier educational qualifications for
admission to the bar were recom
menced by A. M. Kvello, Lisbon, pres
ident of the North Dakota Bar asso
ciation, at the annual meeting here
this afternoon.
Kvello also recommended that the
supreme court should be given au
thority to make rules of practice and
procedure, and that the bar associa
tion act be so amended as to give the
association the right to discipline its
own members.
“If experience is a safeguard and
teacher, then we have ample grounds
for the conclusion that the remedy
lies in giving supervision of our rules
of procedure to those who are ex
perts,“ Kvello said.
Needs Expert Action
“The experience of equity rules and
practice, of admiralty rules, of bank
ruptcy courts and of administrative
boards of every kind, including our
own workmen's compensation bureau
which yearly handles vast sums,
shows clearly that regulation by ex
perts is the simple and effective way.
It demonstrates that in this way Judi
cial procedure can be kept in con
stant adjustment to new conditions
and demands, meeting, as has been
stated, the ’needs of readjustment of
the frontiers of Justice.*
“There would then be no need to
wait for the uncertain action of the
legislature. Such a means of regula
tion would tend to minimize the
present Importance of mere procedure
to the detriment many times of the
proper application of the substantive
law. I know of no more important
matter that we lawyers can be in
terested in either Individually or col
lectively than the fostering of this
reform.’
Need Higher Standard
Standards of education and quali
fication for those seeking admission
to the profession should be raised “so
that the unfit and the unprepared
may be barred in the first instance,”
Kvello said.
“With the increasing complexity of
our civilization,” he continued, “much
more is required as a fundamental
basis for the service we are under ob
ligation to render than ever before in
(Continued on page nine)
No, Bank at Steele
Didn’t Have Robbery
Steele, N. D., Aug. 15. — (lP) —Rumors
that a bank at Steele had been robbed
were current over the state today, but
were without foundation. The rumor
apparently grew out of confusion over
the holdup of the Farmers and Mer
chants bank at Hurdsfield yesterday.
Newspaper offices over the state re
ceived numerous calls for information
as to the purported robbery, while
long-distance calls came into Steele
from all parts of the stat&for verifi
cation of the report.
The report is believed to have
spread when authorities, aiding in the
search for the Hurdsfield robbers, tele
phoned to numerous points asking
police to be on the lookout for the
men. The Impression gained in some
instances apparently was that the
local bank had been robbed instead of
the Hurdsfield bank.
Five Autos Bum in
Valley City Blaze
Valley City, N. D., Aug. 15.—(yP)—
Fire of undetermined origin de
stroyed five automobiles and a garage
here last night at an estimated loss
of $7,500. The loss was partially cov
ered by insurance.
CROSS WINDS REDUCE
SPEEDOFR-IOOONITS
RETURN T.O ENGLAND
Arrival at Home Port Of Card-
ington Is Likely to Be
Much Delayed
REPORT ALL WELL ON SHIP
Big Dirigible, Following Great
Circle Route, Escapes Storm
but Meets Heavy Rain
London. Aug. 15.—(/P)—The air
ministry this morning reported the
position of the R-100, British dirigi
ble en route to England from Mon
treal. at 6 a. m. G. M. T. (1 a. m. E. 8
T.) at 53:05 north 39:20 west, which is
about 1,555 miles from Montreal and
1.732 miles from Cardington, the
ship's home.
In the six hours since the last pre
ceding report the dirigible’s speed
had been cut by a cross-head wind
from an excess of 60 miles per hour to
about 32 miles per hour, and its aver
age cut to about 55ymiles per hour.
Should the dirigible not gain In
speed over the remaining part of the
journey her arrival at Cardington,
which had been expected at dawn
Saturday, probably will be greatly de
layed.
Steady Rain FaUs
The dirigible was proceeding east
ward at an angle of 66 degrees east
of North, facing a wind from an angle
of 18 degrees east of North with a
velocity of ten miles per hour. The
ship’s altitude was 2,000 feet, with
rain ever since midnight from a high
er cloud.
It was calculated here that the diri
gible. maintaining Its last reported
speed of about 32 miles per hour,
crossed the halfway mark of its trip
at about 8:45 a. m. G. M. T. (3.45 a.
m. E. 8. T.).
Newspaper representatives aboard
the dirigible, seeking to be helpful,
got themselves "in dutch” with the
ship's officers. They volunteered to
pump petrol to the engines; in some
fashion a dump valve had been left
open and an irate officer demanded
to know what they meant by pumping
petrol into the sea. Luckily the mis
take was quickly discovered and only
a few gallons of the precious fuel was
lost.
AIRSHIP GETS AWAY
FROM ONE STORM
Aboard R-100, Aug. 15.—(/P)—This
dirigible, bound for England, during
the night escaped what appeared to
be a terrific storm.
Thursday evening’s sunset was ac
companied by dark clouds which
shortly after filled the sky. The
temperature dropped and there was
every indication of the setting in of a
furious atmospheric disturbance.
The dirigible descended almost pre
cipitately 1,000 feet, and just in time
managed to clear the storm zone. A
heavy rain followed, but the airship
maintained good speed and all is well.
Passengers were loud in praise of
the officers’ skill in navigation of the
ship.
Log of the Airship R-100
Wednesday, Aug. 13, 8:26 p. m.
(EST) left St. Hubert airport, Mon
treal, for England.
9:50 p. m. passed over Three Rivers,
Quebec.
10:45 p. m. passed over Quebec.
Thursday, Aug. 14, 4:15 a. m. passed
Anticosti Island.
7:00 a m. notified air ministry head
ed for Belle Isle.
8:00 a. m. 8. 8. Montclare, at north
ern end of Gulf of St. Lawrence,
sighted dirigible almost overhead.
10:20 a. m. passed over liner Laur
entlc in Straits of Belle Isle.
12:30 p. m. sighted 142 miles east
of Belle Isle by liner Empress of Aus
tralia.
6:00 p. m. reported position 700
miles southeast of Belle Isle.
7:00 p. m. reported position 1,387
miles east of Montreal.
(Continued on page nine)
English Church 0. K. of Birth Control
Stirs Up Lively Comment in Press
London, Aug. 15.— UP) —The Lam
beth conference of Bishops Tsf the
Anglican church, which has just con
cluded its sessions, strongly defended
the Christian standard of the family
and of marriage and also took up the
question of birth control.
On this the conference agreed that
methods of control might be used in
“those cases where there is such a
clearly felt moral obligation to limit
or avoid parenthood.” provided this
were done in the light of Christian
principles. Birth control from mo
tives erf selfishness, luxury or mere
convenience was strongly condemned.
The suggestions of the bishops, pub
lished in a lengthy encyclical yester
day, were given wide prominence in
the London press and the reports
overshadowed even the voyage of the
R-100 and the troubles in India. It
was remarked that if this newspaper
display accurately gauged public in
terest the frequent contentions that
the community has become indiffer
ent to religious matters seemed wide
of the mark.
One of 70 resolutions passed by the
conference of Bishops, which has sat
for five weeks under the chairmanship
How Hoover Keeps
Cool
Men, if you want to keep cojl and
right up to the mode in wearing ap
parel at the same time, just take a
few tips from President Hoover. The
chief executive is shown here as he
appears at the White House during
the hot summer days. 'Doesn’t he
look trim and cool in his white shoes,
light trousers and dark coat?
ENDERUN BEATS
WISCONSIN TEAM
Meets Hard-Hitting Minneapolis
"Club for Northwest Jun
ior Championship
Sioux Falls, 8. D., Aug. 15.— (SP) —
Hard sluggers from Minneapolis to
day faced crafty pitching from a
small North Dakota town for the
championship of the American Le
gion’s regional baseball contest, at
stake in the final game of the tour
nament.
Winners in the preliminary round
yesterday, the North Side, Minneap
olis, Post, faced Enderlin, N. D., for
the title. Aberdeen, S. D„ and Nee
nah, Wis., the losers, met in a conso
lation game.
The Minneapolis boys won a 16 to
7 game from Aberdeen in the open
ing round. Brilliant pitching by
Hendrickson gave Enderlin a 4 to 2
victory over the strong Neenah team.
Hendrickson struck out nine batters
and §aved his own game in the sev
enth with a triple that scored the
tying run. Three singles and two er
rors added two runs in the eighth and
gave the North Dakota entry the
game.
Enderlin got seven hits but made
four errors while Neenah got only
four hits and made three errors.
WOLVES IN SPAIN
Lugo, Spain, Aug. 15.—(/P)—Several
Calician villages have been terrorized
by wolves attacking sheep flocks in
the last few days. The villagers have
appealed to the government for as
sistance and are organizing home de
fense guards to protect their sheep
and .cattle. The wolves attacked and
nearly killed a shepherd. Antonia
Serrano.
of the Archbishop of Canterbury, de
clared:
“Where there is a clearly felt moral
obligation to limit or avoid parent
hood. the method must be decided on
Christian principles.
“The primary And obvious :.»ethod
is complete abstinence from inter
course as far as may be necessary in
a life of discipline and self-control.
“Nevertheless in those cases where
there is such a clearly felt moral ob
ligation to limit or avoid parenthood,
and where there is morally sound rea
son for avoiding abstinence, the con
ference agrees that other methods
may be used, provided this is done in
the light of the same Christian rrin
ciples.
“The conference records its strong
condemnation of any methods of con
ception control from motives of self
ishness, luxury or mere convenience.”
The resolution, one of 70 passed by
the conference, passed only over bitter
opposition of the high-church prel
ates, and those from the overseas
branches of the church, it was under
stood. It was passed finally by »vote
of 193 to 67.
While thus approving birth control
the conference also condemned di
vorce.
The Weather
Partly cloudy tonight and Saturday.
Not much change in temperature.
PRICE FIVE CENTS
FEDERALOFFICERS
SWOOP DOWN UPON
CITr, ARRESTING IS
Prohibition Officers Conduct
One of the Biggest Offen-
sives in the State
RAIDERS USE TEAR GAS
Barred Doors Meet Officers, but
They Are Opened When
Tears Run Too Freely
Minot, N. D„ Aug. 15.—(/F)—Federal
prohibition agents used tear gas for
the first time in North Dakota in con
ducting one of the biggest raids in
the history of Minot last night. Ten
men and nine women were arrested,
after the tear gas was used to gain
entry to some of the alleged drink
ing resorts.
Nineteen federal agents from North
Dakota and Minnesota, working under
the direction of John N. Hagan, Far
go. state prohibition administrator,
conducted the raids and the arrests
were made by United States Marshal
O. V. Gunvaldsen, Fargo, and three
deputies.
Enter Eight Places
The officers had with them search
warrants for 12 places but only eight
were entered, no one being found at
home in the other four. A consider
able quantity of liquor, some of it
Canadian products, was seized.
Tear gas was used at three places to
gain admittance when it was dis
covered that entrance through heavily
barred doors was impossible. Cart
ridges containing the gas were carried
by all of the officers in their guns and
when admittance was refused them,
they pushed their weapons through
peep holes in the doors and dis
charged the shells.
The rooms filled with gas and the
occupants, with tears streaming from
their eyes, quickly opened the doors
and rushed out to be arrested.
Charge Sale and Possession
Charges of sale and possession of
intoxicating liquor will face most of
the defendants, it was announced,
these charges .being brought under
the Jones act which provides a maxi
mum penalty of five years imprison
ment and SIO,OOO fine each.
Those arrested were Joe Brown,
Chet B if fie, Frank Mahoney, Charles
Westman, Jess Willard. J. M. Jaulsen.
James Morrow, D. Sweet, .J. W.
“Whitey” Jansen, Rheinhold Grams,
Mr 3. Rheinhold Grams, Mrs. Walter
Dinger, Leone Watson, Rae Norris,
Helen McCauley, Lucille Smith, Ruby
McCauley, Rae Middleton and Eliza
beth Kelly.
The raids, Hagen said, culminate
several weeks of activity by federal
prohibition agents, who were sent to
Minot to make purchases of liquor.
The first pair of agents, to outward
appearances traveling salesmen, came
to Minot in the forepart of July and
began making purchases. Hagan said.
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AVIATORS FACING 1). S.
AND STATE CHARGES
Authorities Uncertain as to Pro
cedure in Case of Men Held
for Dropping Bombs
Murphysboro, 1 111., Aug. 15.—<JP) —
Authorities today were debating
whether to prosecute two aviators un
der arrest here in connection with the
aerial bombing of mine properties at
Providence, Ky., last Monday, in fed
eral or state courts. Both federal and
state warrants were sworn out against
the aviators, Paul Montgomery of
Murphysboro, and James Malone of
Duquoin.
Montgomery has admitted he pilot
ed the plane from which nine bombs
were dropped and Malone has admit
ted he unwittingly acted as a gobe
tween. He said two men offered to
employ him as a pilot three weeks
ago, but he was unable to accept and
turned the job over to Montgomery.
He said he did not know the purpose
of the flight.
The federal warrants charge viola
tion of the act of congress giving the
department of commerce authority to
regulate air traffic. The state war
rants charge the conspiracy was con
cocted in Illinois.
Two Trainmen Dead
As Engine Hits Cow
Chappells, S. C., Aug. 15.—OPT—Be
neath the twisted wreckage of a
Southern railway passenger engine
the bodies of two trainmen lay
buried early today while wrecking
crews worked to extricate them. Two
coaches and a Pullman car fallowed
the engine from the tracks late last
night when the speeding train
crashed into a cow. The cars did not
overturn, however, and no passengers
were injured.
| Wants Good Sleep
| For His Execution
<r—
Little Rock, Ark., Aug. 15.—(A*)—
William H. Howell, 64, oldest man
ever sentenced to die in the electric
chair in Arkansas, retired for a
“good night’s sleep” last night and
said he was ready to pay with his
life today for the slaying of three
persons at the Crawford county in
firmary in 1928.

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