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WMm THE BISMARCK TRIBUNE rggg^l ESTABLISHED 1873 Dillinger Gang Holds Up Police Arrest Reovens Famous Wick Murder Case WYMfING MAN WILL FACE CASS COURT Wl ANCIENT COUNT Is Accused off Slaying ffor Which William Gummer Is Serv ing Sentence WAS SENSATION IN 1921 Man Being Returned It One of Two Transients Regis tered in Hotel Charged with killing Marie Wick, for whose murder William Gummer is serving a life term in the state pri son here, Arthur C. James will be re turned from Wyoming to stand trial in North Dakota. James, a defendant in the L. J. Schiller murder at Sundance, Wyo., Monday was ordered extradited to Fargo, n. D., by Gov. Leslie A. Miller. James is also known as Blackie Mc- Carter, alias Reuben Lilly, alias The Kid. alias LilL Cass county authorities went to Sundance and Cheyenne, Wyo., dur ing the week-end to arrange for the return of James. By bringing James to North Dakota to stand trial for the murder of Marie Wick, one of the outstanding criminal cases in the history of North Dakota, will be reopened. It is alleged James is one of the two unaccounted for transients who stay ed at the hotel In which Miss Wide was killed. It has been more than 12 years since William Gummer was sent to prison for killing Miss Wide, a Grygla, Minn., girl, in the old Prescott hotel at Far go. Gummer was night clerk of the hotel. Almost continuously since that time R. W. Swenson, Devils Lake attorney, brother-in-law of the convicted man,- has worked to prove Gummer inno cent. Swenson has been before the supreme court and before the state pardon board but so far his efforts have failed although he is steadfast in his belief that it was not Gummer who committed the murder. Gummer, likewise, has clung to his statement that he is Innocent. Marie Wick came to Fargo the night of June 7, 1921, planning to leave on a westbound train the following morning. Her body was found in the hotel room the following morning, marking the beginning of a sensation al investigation and trial. Because of the strong feeling in Fargo, the Gummer trial was removed to Valley City where he was convicted by a Barnes county district court jury. He has been in the penitentiary sinoe. mWILDBY MARYLAND SHERIFF Nabs Negro Accused off Assault ing Policeman With Dan gerous Weapon Crisfield, Md., April 80.—(AV-Sher iff Luther Daugherty early Monday captured Harry Flemming, Negro for whom hundreds of men and boys had searched woods and swamps since early Sunday night. Hemming, wanted for seriously wounding Policeman Harry Daugherty with a chisel, was in the hands of a guard of state police and being rush ed to Baltimore before the sheriff let the searching crowd know their man was gone. The sheriff, who said he had been working alone, made the arrest un aided when he found Flemming at the home of Joe Spence, near Westover Crossroads, several miles from the spot where the crowd believed they had him surrounded in a swamp. The crowd, at times estimated at more than 500 persons, had been looking for the Negro since about 9 o’clock Sunday night. It had dwind led to around a hundred early Mon day morning when the town fire siren shrieked out to summon more men to the hunt. It was at that time that the empty swamp, several miles from here, was surrounded. The Negro was alleged to have at tacked Policeman Daugherty, distant kinsman of the sheriff, when the of ficer went to arrest him Sunday eight. At first it was thought that he had been shot in the temple and officers probed for a bullet. Later it was decided that the attack had been made with some sharp instrument that cut through the skull. Sheriff Daugherty said his informa tion was that the negro had used a chlMi At the hospital Monday it was said the officer had only a fighting chance to live. FALL PROVES FATAL Tyndall, S. D., April 30.—(AP) —A 80- foot tell from a cliff near the Missouri river bank caused the death Sunday of Arthur Marks, 68, a resident of Tyndall for about 50 years. SALESMAN DROPS DEAD Butte. Mont., April 30.—(AV-G. O. Peterson, a mlosman from Grand FMfts, N. D.. dropped dead Saturday 'PUbL % I Dillinger’s Doctor f Admitting ha treated wounds of John Dillinger and his chief aide, John Hamilton, on March 15. and telling to notify author ities, Dr. N. O. Mortensen, St. Paul, Minn., health department chief, above, has been suspend ed. pending investigation, and ■V tecs a V. 8. indictment. ASSERTS JAPANESE WILL NOT TRY TO CLOSE ‘OPEN Doar British Foreign Chiof Says Far Eastern Atmosphere Cloar sd by Stoteinsnt * London, April 80.—(JP>—Sir John Simon, foreign secretary, told the house of commons Monday that Japan has fully accepted the policy of the “open door" for all nations in China. The foreign secretary’s statement was made before a house packed with those anxious to hear the government’s attitude on the Japanese “hands off China" doctrine, unofficially stated April 17. Sir John said that Sir Hands Lind ley, British ambassador in Tokyo, had pointed out to Koki Hlrota, the Jap anese foreign minister, that the prin ciple of equal rights In China was very explicitly guaranteed by the nine power treaty signed at Washington in 1933, to which Japan was signatory. He told his hearers that Japan has informed the British government it has no intention of interfering with “the common rights" of other powers in China and has reaffirmed its policy of the maintenance of the open door. He said Japan has given assurance that she will observe the nine-power treaty. (The treaty, signed by Japan, China, Great Britain, France, Hol land, and other nations certifies the right of the signatories to carry on legitimate business in China and guar antees the integrity of that nation.) House Is Debating Stock Control Bill Washington, April 80.—(*)— I The ad ministration-supported stock market regulation bill was thrown wide open to change Monday as the house open ed a week of debate. Democratic leaders were confident a comfortable majority vote would send the bill Friday to the senate where amendments to modify the se curities act of 1988 are being drafted as riders. These proposed changes cannot be attached now in the house under the rules. It was indicated authoritative ly, however, that house leaders will Accept the proposals when they come bock from the senate. One of the amendments would lessen the civil liability of directions, engineers and accountants for the accuracy of state ments made in registering securities with the federal trade commission. Another would take the act away from the trade commission and place it under a new commission. Rumor About Guards At Bank Is Denied Rumors that the national guard has been called out to guard the Bank of North Dakota, were denied Monday by R. M. Stangler, manager of the bank. Another rumor that the bandit, John Dillinger. was in North Dakota, was being checked Monday morning by Police Chief Chris Martineaon. who said he had been called several times Bunday by people who claimed to have Inside information that the desperado was being pursued by fed eral secret service men in this state. The tip to the chief was alleged to have been given local parties by St. Paul men. SUTONB RIMED nd, April 30.—(ff)—Five town to have been killed Mfler leas of life was /ftSTalSlfite wurk- HURD MEMBER OF ZBBEL FASLY IS HELD FOR SLAYING 19-Year-Old Son Joins Mother and Brother as Defend ant in Case UNABLE TO FURNISH BOND Youth K«pt In Jail at Fassandan Panding Arrangements to Frea Him Fessenden, N. D., April 30.—(A*)—A murder charge Monday faces Carroll Zlrbel, 19, who was named late Sat urday as co-defendant with his mother and older brother, Raymond, the accusation being that they mur dered Henry Zlrbel, husband and father of the trio, on March 19. Unable as yet to furnish bonds of $5,000. Carroll is held in the county jail here. Mrs. Agnes Zlrbel, the widow and mother, and Raymond, aged 21, were arrested on March 80, charged with the murder of Zlrbel, whose body, bound with wire, was found on the side of a burning strawstack, a little more than two miles from the farm home, on the evening of March 19. The Zlrbel home is near Chaseley. Decision to place a murder charge against Carroll was reached by State’s Attorney J. W. Schmidt, of Wells county and Assistant Attorney Gen eral J. A. Heder of Bismarck follow ing a report from Dr. O. A. Abbott, chemist at the University of North Dakota, that he had confirmed his previous conviction that there was strychnine poieon in Zirbel’s body. MINNESOTA YOUTH HELD-FOR-SLAYING ST. CLOUD POLKEMAN Mystery Surrounds Cold-Blood sd Murdsr of Officsr Standing on Strsst St. Cloud, Minn., April 30.—(**>—A 32-year-old youth, who gave his name as Walter Hornstein of Bemldji, was held In the city jail here Monday believed by police to have been res ponslble for the slaying of Patrolman Fred W. Nolan, 44, who was shot down without apparent motive Sunday. Questioned by Police Chief Ed Brick, dose personal friend of the slain po liceman, Horsteln refused to reveal much. He was found crouched beneath a railroad bridge four blocks from the scene of the shooting, his hair and clothes disheveled, and carrying shells «lmtiar to the one which killed Nolan, a member of the force only six weeks. Police, meanwhile, searched the banks of the Mississippi river for the weapon from which the fatal bullet is believed to have been fired. Chief Brick said Horosteln asserted he threw the weapon away when he reached the railroad trestle. The slaying occurred in the heart of the downtown district while a cele bration of the Eagles lodge was at its height a few blocks away. Nolan was standing at the inter section of Bt. Germain street and Seventh .avenue when his assailant walked up behind him, placed his hand on Nolan's shoulder and fired. Hie bullet penetrated Nolan’s heart, causing instantaneous death. Ernie Davis, proprietor of a news stand a few feet from where the shooting took place, said the slayer paused momentarily over the police man’s body as if deciding whether to fire again, then fled northward on Seventh avenue. Mandan Beer Parlors Are Raided Saturday A score of officers raided 21 estab lishments in Mandan Saturday night and were drawing up complaints Monday against at least eight of them on charges of violating the state liquor laws. Included in the raiding parties were officers of the state beer department, headed by Owen T. Owen, commis sioner, some federal men and James Buckley, chief of polioe of Mandan. Among those against which com plaints will be drawn, Owen said, are Albert Heins, Kopp’s Place, John Sann's Street Car, the Smoke Shop, the Mint, the Log Cabin, and H. F. Schafer. itoMiwf part lei previously visited 11 maces in Bismarck and several in Mandan. CAB STOLEN HEBE A second hand Chevrolet car was stolen from in front of the neck Mo tor company garage Saturday night or Sunday according to a report made to the Bismarck police department Monday. The car is a green 1938 coach. The motor number is 4898513. BLUE JAYS BEAT HILINERS Valley City, N. D., April 30 j—(F)— Jamestown high schqil won in track and field events 8314 to 5414 but divided honors in wqpie and golf in a dual meet with iby City here vntey ib| ssteida* mrit- BISMARCK, NORTH DAKOTA, MONDAY, APRIL 30,1934 High School Plans Continue Uncertain Chicago politician CONFESSEDTOPART IN KIDNAPING CASE Admits Possession of $54,000 in Ransom Money; Facet Court Trial Chicago, April 30.—(A>)—John J. “Boas” McLaughlin has confessed handling $53,000 of the ransom col lected from Edward Bremer, St. Paul banker, the federal bureau of inves tigation disclosed Monday. McLaughlin wss held in SIOO,OOO bond Saturday for removal to St. Paul for trial under the “Lindbergh’’ kidnaping act. His arrest followed the recovery of $2,665 in $5 and $lO bills identified as part of the ransom money. The “hot" currency was found on Wil liam E. Vidler, a gambler, last Thurs day. Melvin H. Purvis, chief of the Chi cago office of the bureau of investi gation, announced that McLaughlin had made a full confession of his part In the disposition of portions of the $200,000 ransom paid for Brem er’s freedom after 23 days a captive of kidnapers. Four men are in federal custody— McLaughlin and Vidler already ar raigned, and two others awaiting the issuance of warrants charging them also with conspiracy. Site Is Recevered Purvis said the government had re covered $3,400 of the ransom. They found SBS of it Saturday on young Jack McLaughlin, 17-year-old son of the erstwhil' West Side political boss, Purvis said. Still more was found in possession of Philip Delaney, whose arrest in, McLaughlin’# home a$ the same time the “boss’* was seised be came known only Monday. Delaney, the fourth accused of con spiring in the disposition of the ran som, is alleged to have handled $24,- 000 of the money that passed through McLaughlin’s hands. The government is hunting two Ok lahoma ex-convicts, Arthur Barker and Alvin Karpis, as the actual ab ductors of the St. Paul banker. Meanwhile, officials probed a re port that the same gang which kid naped Bremer had duped Martin Wunderlich, St. Paul contractor, out of $50,000 In a wire-tapping scheme. Wunderlich, at his home in Jeffer son City, Mo., refused to comment but it was reported that two men had been arrested in connection with the case. Started in South Bend The government theory is that the swindlers met their victim about a year ago in a South Bend, Ind.. ho tel. The leader of the confidence men told him of an acquaintance who had won large sums on horse races by wire tapping. The swindlers and the victim al legedly “won” approximately $900,000 before the supposed bookmaker asked for evidence that they could have paid, if they had lost. The victim la supposed to have called upon Bremer in St. Paul, obtaining $50,000 which he carried back to South Bend. That was the end of the money, as far as he was concerned. Agents said that then the swind lers passed along word that Bremer had money and the kidnapers seised him Jan. 17. He was released after payment of $200,000. The authorities said they believed a connection exist ted between the kidnapers and a “hot money" ring op erating in several cities. .This ring is suspected of disposing of ransom monies, stolen bonds, securities and specie to an estimated total of $50,- 000,000. Income of Railroads Shows Sharp Upturn New York, April 30—(/P)—The sharp upturn in business and industry dur ing the past several months is exem plified by estimates that the net op erating income for March of all Class 1 railroads, based on the reports of the first 58 roads, will show an ag gregate of approximately $61,900,000 or 392 per cent above the 1933 month and 59 per cent over the correspond ing 1932 period. ♦■■ 1 • ‘Laboratory Babes’ Are Latest Wrinkle ♦ —♦ New York, April 30.—(F)—La boratory babies, in a broad sense of the word, have become a fact, it became known Monday upon the birth of twins to a couple liv ing in Long island. Dr. Frances Seymour, woman .obstetrician, confirmed the moth er’s claim to her “test tube” ba bies and said there had been eight successful deliveries in New York City since experimentation in this line of scientific endeavor was started two years ago by herself and Dr. Alfred Koerner. Thirteen successful artificial Inseminations have been made, she said, eight of them deliveries so far. Eleven, she said, were ac tually the offspring of the hus band and wife concerned and dif ferent only in that impregnation was BdenUfte. PWA Asks Bismarck to Increase Bond Issue From $203,- 000 to $218,000 NO REASONS ADVANCED YET Alternatives Would Be Special Election or Revition of Present Plan Despite the fact the PWA loan and grant of $308,700 to the Bismarck school district for construction of s proposed new high school building has been announced as approved, there still hangs over the situation a cloud of uncertainty, George F. Will, president of the board of edu cation, revealed Monday. Clouding the enterprise is the PWA’s recent request that the city of Bismarck raise Its bond issue from $203,000 to $218,000. This request was relayed to the school board here by H. C. Knudaen of Devils Lake, state PWA engineer. Knudsen told the Bismarck board that he did not know the reason for the requested increase in the Capital City’s share, but has communicated with the PWA administrator in re gard to it. Will said the board here still enter tains a hope that the PWA loan and grant will be allowed under the pres ent setup, adding that Knudsen ex pects to hear from Washington re garding the matter some time this week. Would Require Election To increase the bond issue. Will said, it would be necessary to have another election, not only for ap proval of the additional $15,000 in bonds asked, but also for approval from the voters to exceed the statu tory limit for bonds. The $203,000 bond issue approxi mates the statutory limit of five per cent or wtsrvsiuatton, Wnr skldr to view of the fact that taxable valua tions were reduced by one-third In June, 1932. An alternative to increasing the bond Issue, Will explained, would be to reduce the total cost of the pro posed high school building. Such procedure, however, might entail a complete revision of the plans and indefinite delay because of the fact that, due to rising prices of materials, so many of the original features planned for the building have been eliminated as to make fur ther eliminations impractical for the building as now planned. All hope of beginning construction of the new structure before July 1 at the earliest has been abandoned by the Bismarck board of education, Will said. Following final approval by the government on the project, the local school board must advertise for 30 days for bids on the bonds. This ad vertisement is necessary despite the fact the government probably will take over the bonds, which would be the case in the absence of better bids. Bequire Two Months Following the sale of bonds, the board then would advertise for 20 days for construction bids. These two advertisements would require two full months, making it impossible for construction to begin before that time. Will said. Rttterbush Brothers of Bismarck, architects, estimate that a full year would be required to complete the structure, precluding the possibility that the building could be used be fore the fall of 1935. Under the original plan,.the city was to supply $278,000 of construction and furnishing costs while the fed eral government was to supply SIOB,- 000, or 30 per cent of $361,000, the estimate for labor and material costs. The city has $75,000 in a special building fund, which, added to the $203,000 bond issue approved last Bept. 14, brings the city’s total to $278,000. It is estimated about $30,000 addi tional will be required to furnish the building. Democrats in 35th Endorse Candidates John Dobbert of Robinson and Theodore Hansen of Denhoff have been endorsed as Democratic candi dates for the state legislature from the 35th district (Kidder and Sheri dan counties), according to John Hlnkel of Tuttle, chairman of the Kidder county Democratic central committee, who visited in Bismarck Monday. Dobbert was selected by the Kidder endorsing committee while Hansen was named by the Sheridan endors ing group. No action has been taken yet on a candidate for the senate, but Hlnkel said there is considerable talk of an effort to recall the holdover senator, Oscar E. Erickson, publisher of The Leader, administration newspaper published in Bismarck. i Dobbert and Hansen are funning on the “new deal” platform, pledging themselves to fight “corruption” in government. s Members of the* ’endorsing commit tee in Kidder county included Hlnkel, Georgs'Elliott of Tuttle, Levi Landin of Btese, Carl Thompson of J Tappen and Joan T. Buck of Tuttle, ill mem bers ofvthe centra] committee; Verne Wp?ls lohltmon; FreA FreQe, Pettt boero*' ft t ■*, Montgomery, Tappen; Lu n? >?. Dawson; and John C. PILLSBURY BILL FOR $6,800 IS HELD UP BY CAPITOL GROUP Commissioners Deny Disposi tion to Pay Without Get ting Full Facts SHAFT RENDERS OPINION Attorney General Aeked for Ad vice Before State Parts With Money A bill for $6,500 for professional services claimed to have been render ed to the state capitol commission by the Pillsbury Engineering company, Minneapolis, has been held up by that body pending the receipt of additional information, it was disclosed Monday. At the same time, Major Frank L. Anders, secretary, and Nelson A. Sau valn and Mrs. Jennie Ulsrud, mem bers of the commission, denied a re port published earlier in the day that Sauvain and Chairman R. M. Rish worth last week had pressed for im mediate approval and payment of the bill. Their denial was supported by An ders’ minutes of the meeting of the board last Monday, April 23, which showed that the board had decided to ask the Pillsbury company for more detail and itemized statements re garding expense and service which the Minneapolis firm had rendered. The decision to ask the Pillsbury firm for more details followed receipt of an opinion from Assistant Attor ney General Harold D. Shaft, in which the assistant attorney general expressed an opinion that it would not be essential that the Pillsbury firm recite in detail the exact serv ices performed by each individual, as they were being paid for professional services consisting of many duties in volved in examination, investigation and supervision of work, but that the statement of expense incurred must be fully itemized as to rooms, meals and transportation in accordance with law. Want More Details A motion that the Pillsbury firm be asked for more details before any action was taken by the commission on the bill was made by Commission er John Husby and seconded by Sau vain. The itemized statement asked for arrived here Monday morning but no action has yet been taken on it since it was not brought up at the com mission's regular weekly meeting Monday. No definite date has been set for consideration of the bill, Sau vain and Anders said Monday after noon. The Pillsbury company was re tained as consulting engineer's to the cspitol building commission, Anders and Sauvain explained, to assist in Inspection of the entire building, par ticularly the mechanical features, in cluding electrical, heating and ven tilating, plumbing and gas-fitting work. In asking the Minneapolis firm for the itemised statement, the commis sion also sent the Pillsbury company a copy of Assistant Attorney General Shaft’s opinion and asked for evi dence showing Just what had been accomplished by the consulting engi neers, month by month. Auto Accident Fatal To Bismarck Pioneer Mrs. Nellie Lindsay Call, a Bismarck pioneer, died at Altadena, Calif., Sat urday from injuries received in an automobile accident several weeks ago. Mrs. Call, who was 75 years old, went to Altadena from Bismarck two years ago. Mrs. Call and her husband, the late Frank J. Call who died in the West many years ago, came to Bismarck in 1873, shortly after their marriage. Their 10th anniversary was celebrated here in 1883. Mr. Call became a prominent businessman, engaging in the lumber business. A well-known musician, Mrs. Call taught a class of several young peo ple here in the 70’s and 80’s, among them Mrs. William A. Falconer, 202 Avenue E. She was a member of the Presbyterian church and is remem bered as always being actively inter ested in church affairs. Mr. and Mrs. Call were the parents of four children, Harry and Catherine who live in California. Grant who married Miss Marie Hughes of this city and who lives in Chicago, and Howard who died in childhood and was buried in Bismarck. The former home of the Call family was at 323 Avenue A West. Both Mrs. Call and her daughter, who made her home with her, were injured in the * automobile accident, which was the third they had experi enced. In a letter received during the Christmas holidays by Mrs. E. L. Faunce, 802 First St., Mrs. Call said that she had gone to the mountains because ’of her poor health and that all her children were spending Christ mas with her. OLDEST MAN IS ILL Istanbul, Turkey, April 30—(AP)— Absolute quiet was ordered Monday for Zaro Agha, who claims to be the oldest person in the world. The Turk, who says he is 180. is in the national children'* hospital to [which he whs taken Saturday suiter [tag from Bright's disease. ] Kidnap Victim [ ♦ I",, --w JUNE ROBLES June Robles, six-year-old Tucson, Arts., girl, is the latest kidnap victim in the United States. She had not been returned home Monday despite negotiations begun by her family with kidnapers to obtain her release. FAMILY OF MISSING CHILD APPEALS FOR HERSPEEDYRETURN Aged Grandfather Back From Mystery Trip Which Had Worried Officials Tucson, Ariz.. April 30.—(AP)—Ber nabe Robles, aged grandfather of kidnaped June Robles, returned at noon Monday from a mysterious er rand in the Interior of Sonora, Mex ico, and spokesmen for the family appealed publicly to the abductors, declaring money to meet the $15,000 ransom demand “will be ready” when a contact is arranged. The grizzled former cattle baron's sudden reappearance after his unex plained Mexico trip of a night and a half a day was almost simultaneous with the first public overture to deal with six-year-old June’s abductors. The circumstances gave Impetus to reports that definite arrangements for an exchange were being made on the part of the family and that final details, including the preparation of the ransom money, had awaited only the grandfather’s return. Meanwhile, agents for both the United States and Mexican govern ments were active in the case. United States department of jus tice agents already have taken a hand in attempts to effect the safe return of the brown-eyed girl who was kidnaped last Wednesday. They were understood to have expressed approval of the mission of the elder Robles, at whose wealth the $15,000 ransom demand was directed. Reli able reports said that his mission was for the purpose of contacting the girl’s abductors, perhaps personally. One rumor, upon which authorities failed to comment publicly, was that the abduction was the work of John Dillinger henchmen in retaliation for the capture of the midwest desperado and three companions here several months ago. At that time they threatened to return and revenge themselves. North Dakota Slow In Highway Spending Washington, April 30.—CAP)—The bureau of public roads Monday ad vised Secretary Ickes that 85 per cent of the federal-aid highway program for which $400,000,000 of public works money was allotted, was under way or finished. Among the 16 states which reported road awards below the average were the following: North Dakota 55.6 per oent. Minnesota 69.8 per cent. Missouri 74.4 per cent. t Mountain Canaries | Disturb Montanans ♦ * Alberton, Mont., April 3,.—(AP) — The rangers have come, the bur ros are gone, and the midnight air is no longer rent with sleep disturbing brays. So annoying were the nocturnal songs of the Rocky Mountain “canaries,” Mayor W. A. Best wick, with the interests of his populace at heart, summoned the forest department to remove their 13 burros, wintered here. “They are afflicted with insom nia.'’ he complained, “they don’t go to sleep by night, but come peering into people's windows, devouring sweet peas and vegeta bles, and they sing all night—how they sing—please come and get them.” PRICE FIVE CENTS CHASE IN CHICAGO SUBURB CLIMAXED BY BOLD MOVEMENT Pursuers Are Threatened With Machine Guns When They Catch Quarry FOUR OFFICERS DISARMED Desperadoes Get Clear After Sensational Maneuver at Filling Station Chicago, April 30.—(AP)—Four gun men climaxed a two-mile chase with a hand-to-hand battle with polioe in suburban Bellwood early Monday and the officers said one of the four, all of whom escaped, “looked like” John Dillinger, the hunted killer. Another of them, said Police Lieu tenant Joseph Hagemeister, resem bled George “Baby Face” Nelson, the little gunner of the Dillinger gang, and a third bore a likeness to Henry Fox, another Dillinger aide. The chase ended when the hood lums disarmed the officers. One of the men hit Policeman Harry Whalen over the head with a machine gun before speeding away into the dark ness with his companions. Whalen and two other officers, Lieut. Joseph Hagemeister and Police- ' man Gus Mendze, began the chase in a police car when the gunmen’s ma chine failed to halt at a red light. The police caught up when the other machine pulled up at a filling station for gasoline. Two of the gunmen jumped out. One, armed with a machine gun, forced the three officers to give up their weapons and struck Whalen. The other two men, remaining in their car, held machine guns on the officers. Make Clean Getaway The four then resumed their flight, eluding Forest Park policemen who attempted to intercept them. The gunmen’s car, a new dark se dan, was believed to have been stolen from Dr. Merles Sweeley at Melrose. The skirmish came as a nttntt* of Dilllnger’s death was gaining circula tion. This report had it that the desperado may have been mortally wounded when he and his pals Mused their way out of the Little Bohemia lesort country near Mercer, Wla* a week ago Monday morning. The rumor, heard several times since the greatest manhunt of tha de cade began, received office notice Sunday night. Melvin H. Purvis, chief of the Chicago office of the gov ernment's bureau of investigation, made the terse announcement that federal officers had been “unable to verify reports that Dillinger is deed in Wisconsin.” “We are still looking for him,” he added: “All poppycock” was the comment of Tom McGregor, sheriff of Vilas county, where last week’s gunplay cost the lives of a federal officer and a private citizen. Federal investigators at St. Paul de clined to discuss the report, but con tinued to push their investigation, be gun eight weeks ago after DUUnger. with his wooden gun, bluffed his way out of the Crown Point, Ind., jail. Rumor Crop Is Heavy There was the usual crop of reports on the whereabouts of Dillinger. Northern Minnesota meanwhile was the hunting ground in the search for Nelson, also reported “seen” at Marsh field, Wis. Authorities established definitely the Identities of the three young women caught in the Little Bohemia resort and since held in Jail at Madison, Wis. They named one of them aa the wife of “Baby Face” Nelson and the other two as friends of Tommy Car roll and Homer Van Meter, hench men of the Indiana desperado. Van Meter was identified through photo graphs, the leader of a band of bank bandits that looted a bank in sub urban Villa Park last Friday of 18.000. The authorities said that Carroll’s girl friend comes from St. Paul, that her name is Delaney, and that she is the sister-in-law of Pat Riley, for mer St. Paul American Association baseball club mascot now sought for questioning in connection with the Dillinger search. The agents accused the third girl—Van Meter’s friend—of making arrangements for the rental of an apartment used as one of the gang’s hideouts in Minneapolis. A warning was sounded by District Attorney Randall Elmer of Montlcello, Wis., that Nelson might try to liberate the women. He said he believed he had sighted Nelson in a car between Monticello and Madison and told fed eral agents and the sheriff at Msdl (Continued on Page 7) N. W. Bancorporation Quiz To Be Continued Washington, April 30.—LAP) —Tb* supreme court Monday permitted t&d securities division of the Minnesota department of commerce to resume immediately its investigation into the affairs of the Northwest Bancorpor ation, which owns the stock of 125 banks scattered throughout the north west. The court refused to restrain the commission from going ahead while the question of the validity of the in vestigation -was being appealed. SET TOURNAMENT DATE Jamestown, sN. D., April 30.—(AP)— Jamestown’s annual invitational getf tournament wfll be held June 19, It was anomuped by USE KMH, ctub prota&vuu. , . .