THURSDAY, DECEMBER 31, 1936
THE WAYNESVILLE MOUNTAINEER
District P. T. A.
To Meet On 9th
The Western District of the North
Carolina Congress of Parents and
Teachers will hold a legislative rally
in the Buncombe county court house in
Asheville on, Saturday, January the
fh, at 2:00 o'clock p. m., according
to Mrs. Doyle D. Alley, western diis-tri.-t
The purpose of the meeting is to
ceate interest in and support of the
three point legislative program of
1937. Mrs. W. B. Aycock, Jr., past
president of the state organization
and chairman of the state legislative
tommittee will be present and speak.
An invitation has also been extended
to Dr. Frank P. Graham, president
of the University of North Carolina,
to address the group.
Representatives from parent teaen
p associations, North Carolina Edu
cational association, and various other
groups interested in education and
child welfare are expected to attend
TO POIX PEOPLE ON' BELIEF
Expecting that growing disbelief in
Cod wiH be revealed thereby Russia
has ordered a census of religion
among the people. In a national cen
sus in January each citizen over 16
will be asked whether he believes in
God. That is to be one of the five
que-ftions asked. The others will ask
name, age, occupation, and whether
BUB. LETTS or JHJSTDC1E
By REX COLLIER
Copyright, 1936, by th Nortfe American Nemptper Allnace, lac
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"OST OF THE DEPRESSION'
The world depression from 1930
to 1934 cost $149,000,000,000, It was
estimated last week by Waidimir
Woytinsky. of the International Labor
office. This is said to equal the cost
of the World War and to be seven
times the amount of money in the
One of the New Deal's original
"brain trusters," John Dickinson, As
sistant Attorney General in charge of
the anti-trust division, resigned last
week, effective Jan. 20th. He will re
turn to a private law practice and to
the teaching profession.
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Diagram of Battleground Between G-Men, Nelson. His Wife and Cha
"BABY FACE" NELSON
SOLVING A MURDER MYSTERY
Fascinating story of how London's
Scotland Yard detectives brought to
Justice the slayer of an unusual crime
One of many interesting stories in the
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This Agency looks forward
confidently to the NEW
YEAR. We expect to expand
our service and adjust our
policies to keep abreast of
changing Conditions. However
our many friends may rest as
sured that the same spirit of
helpful cooperation and the
same devotion to time-tested
ideals will characterize our
operations throughout 1937.
May the new year hold for
yxu and yours a full measure
of HEALTH, HAPPINESS
And PROSPERITY. ,
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lLoans Real Estate Rentals
Insurance and Bonds.
HAT the gangstc.- always
has the advantage over the
law enforcement oflicer in
the matter of gun-play is
illustrated perfectly by the case of
George ("Baby Face") Nelson
christened Lester E. Gillis r who
murdered three G-men before they
ended his kill-crazy career at the
"Battle of Barrington."
Some critics of J. Edgar Hoover'
special agents have claimed the
sharp-shooting F. B. I. men "exe
cuted" some members of the Dil
linger gang without giving them "a
If there can be any just criticism
of the agents in the Nelson case
it is that they gave "Baby Face
too many chances.
This thrice-paroled gangster shot
down special Agent W. Carter Baum
near the Little Bohemia inn, Mer
cer, Wis., in the most cold-blooded
fashion, Baum, the F. B. I. files
show, did not have any opportunity
to defend himself.
Nelson ordered John Paul Chase
to open fire witli an automatic rifle
on two F. B. I. agents whose ollicia
status he only suspected. That was
just before the fatal Barrington
He turned a machine gun on In
spector Samuel P. Cowley and Spe
cial Agent H. E. Hollis as they
were getting out of their car to
demand his surrender, after hav
ing overtaken him near Barrington
It was only after the deadly bul
lets from Nelson's and Chase's guns
were pumping into his body that
Cowley turned his own machine gun
on them fatally wounding Nelson
During the 70-mile-an-hour chase
which immediately preceded this
battle, Inspector Cowley had ample
opportunity to fire his machine gun
at Nelson s car.
Cowley apparently thought of the
possibility that the man and woman
with Nelson were innocent citizens,
kidnaped by Nelson in his flight
The inside story of gunplay in
the Nelson case goes back to the
cold night of April 22, 1934, when
Agent Baum, Agent J. C. Newman
and Constable Carl Christensen left
the raided Little Bohemia inn to
investigate a "disturbance" re
ported from a nearby farm.
The officers drove to the farm
and pulled alongside an automobile
parked without lights in the drive
way. The constable had recognized
the car as one belonging to a res
ident of the community.
as the agents car stopped, a
man, later identified as Nelson,
jumped out -of the parked automo
bile and ordered the officers out.
Without waiting for them to corn-
ply, Nelson began firing at them
point-blank with an automatic
Baum was killed instantly, New
man was knocked unconscious by
a bullet that grazed his forehead.
Christensen also was rendered un
conscious by a serious bullet wound.
Newman recovered his senses in
time to fire several futile shots at
Nelson, who disappeared in the
Hoover assigned Inspector Cow
ley, one of his most trusted aides,
to the job of hunting down Dillinger,
"Baby Face" Nelson and other
members of their gang
In the course of this iives'.iga
tion, a hotel keeper at Lake Geneva.
Wis., told F. B. I, agents he sus
pected that some previous guests
at his hotel were members of the
Cowley, with the co-operation of
the hotel man, assigned two agents
to take a room in the hotel keeper's
home and await the return of Nel
son and Chase. He stationed other
agents in and about the hotel, dis
guised as employees, The surveil
lance continued uneventfully for
Then, on the afternoon of Novem
ber 27, 1934, in the absence of the
hotel man, the agents at the house
saw a V-8 sedan stop in front of
the house. Two men and a woman
were in it. The visitors,, whose
identities could not be determined
by the agents, left quickly after
getting no immediate response to
The agents telephoned the Chi
cago office of the F. B. I. about
the mysterious visitors, giving the
license number of their caf 111.
As the car containing this trio
passed through Lake Geneva a few
moments later, an agent on assign
menthere recognized Nelson in the
driver s seat and also noted the
tag numbers. He, too, phoned to
Immediately upon receipt of this
second call, Cowley cot in touch
by telephone with two agents who
were on a special assignment on
the outskirts of Chicago, directing
them to proceed at once toward
Lake Geneva over the Northwest
highway and to keep close watch
for a V-8 sedan containing two men
and a woman and bearing Illinois
tags, number 639-578. Cowley said
he and Agent Hollis would follow
at once, with machine gun and shot
gun, and would endeavor to over
take them on the highway.
ine nrsi pair oi agents were
armed only with pistols. They were
in a decrepit coupe they had been
using in their under-epver assign
About five miles east of Barring
ton, JU.; these agents saw headed
toward them a V-8 sedan contain
ing two men and a woman and
bearing Illinois tags, only the last
three numbers of which they were
able to "catch." The numbers were
578. They turned around in the
road sharply in order to follow this
car and identify the tags definitely
As they wheeled, Nelson became
suspicious that he was being fol
lowed and he, too, turned around
in the highway, heading back to
ward Lake Geneva, Satisfied, ap
perently, that he was the object
of curiosity by the men in the coupe.
Nelson suddenly swerved complete
ly around once more, sped up and
sought to compel the coupe to pull
up at the side of the road.
The agents found themselves look'
ing down the muzzle of an auto
matic rifle, held by Chase, who was
seated in the back of Nelson's car.
Instead of obeying Nelson's si
multaneous demand that they halt,
the agents sped up and swerved
down the highway. As they started
away, Chase began firing at them
through the windshield of Nelson's
Shortly after this encounter
Cowley and Hollis, proceeding from
Chicago, met Nelson's car on the
highway. They turned around and
took up the pursuit.
Nelson immediately stepped on
the gas and tried to outdistance
Cowley's car, which was a high
powered sedan. After a short and
furious Chase, during which Nel
son's car began to overheat badly
rrom loss of water, Nelson lammed
on the brakes and veered into a
driveway of the North side park
Cowley's car skidded to a stoD
about 200 feet ahead.
In the meantime. Nelson. Chase
and Mrs. Nelson had jumped out
of their car, the latter running and
throwing herself into a ditch. Nelson
and Chase got behind their car and
leveled an automatic rifle and a
machine gun over the hood.
As Cowley and Hollis emerged
from their car . Cowley with a
machine gun and Hollis with a shot
gun Nelson and Chase turned
loose a deadly barrage of lead.
Hollis leaped behind a Dole and
returned the fire with his shotgun,
He was killed instantly by a shot
in the head as he aimed his shot
Cowley, although hit several
mes by machine gun slues, and
while sinking to the ground from
his wounds, managed to empty his
machine gun at his assailants.
Mortally wounded, he crumpled
to the ground.
Nelson and Chase ran over to
Cowley's car and started off in it.
Cowley identified himself to per
sons who soon rushed to the scene.
Taken to a hospital, he asked that
agents be rushed to him from the
Chicago office. His chief concern
was to confirm to his men before
he died that it was "Baby Face"
Nelson with whom he had battled.
He died several hours after gasping
his story to his grim-faced agents.
A telephone call to an under
taker, made by a mysterious wom
an, who hung up quickly, led
Cowley's men to a ditch near a
cemetery in Niles Center, near
Chicago, where the remains of "Ba
by Face" Nelson were found nude
and torn by 17 bullets.
Another gangster had been
crossed off the list at the cost of
the lives of three G-men.
Man Mentioned For
Governor Of N. J.
According- to the political authori
ties in New Jersey, the victory of Sen
ator wiuiam ri, Smathers. over W.
Warren Barbour, the Republican in
cumbent. to the United Statps Son
ate was not entirely a lucky break,
mat nappened during- the Presiden
tial landslide. it u claimed that
Smathers DPohablv helntvl Rrr.Mvplt
win in New Jersey, only in a leaser de
cree, man trie President s popularity
"Bill," as he is known in Haywood
county, has become a forceful speak
er, and has gained a reputation in his
adopted state as a man fearless, and
always ready to fight for what he
tmnhs is right. His vitality put new
life in the recent eamDais-n.
Quoting one of the Atlantic City
papers: "He was not a mere cam
paign speaker. He was the David,
out to slay the Goliath. As cham
pion of the people he went up and
down and across the stat nutting
the tag of. Wall Street on his multi
millionaire opponent. Not only that,
out ne was torveiul in presentng the
Smathers is definitely in the spot
light in New Jersey. Three jears
from now the Democrats will need
another candidate who can talk like
a winner, kiss babies. n,l mt th
cnurcn vot. ile may hnd himself in
line for the governorship."
Service At St.
Mornii; muss on New Year's
IViy will be .n ll o'clock. Special
pioyr.im ot music with Mrs Kv:ui
ilor l'reston at the organ.
Sermon "Ueso! u! iiins for the New
V'e;ir". by t ile pastor lo'iie.iiet ion
of the lllesseil Sacrament after the
Lady Took Cardui
When Weak, Nervous
"I cant say enough for Cardui If
I talked ail day," enthusiastically
writes Mrs. L. H. Caldwell, of Stales
vllle, N. O. 1 have used Oardul at
Intervals far twenty-five years," she
adds. "My trouble In the beginning
waa weakness and nervousness. I
read of Cardui In a newspaper and
decided right then to try It. It seemed
before I had taken half a bottle of
Cardui I was stronger and was soon
up and around."
Thotuanda of woman testify Ordul bene
fited them. It It due not bunt YOO,
uuull t phrdoten.
Senator W. H. Smathers
The following subscriptions have
been received since last week:
Mrs. Lee Fisher, City.
John Hall, Hazelwood.
Mrs. Chas. O. Pressley, Route 2.
W. A. Grahl, Dalton, Ga., R. F. D.
J. B. Green, Clyde, Route 1.
Mrs. B. E, Colkitt, City.
J. A. Turner, Monroeville, N J.
Miss Anne and Mis Thelma Crock
er, Gaffney, S. &
Carroll Long, Canton.
E. V. Messer, Cove Creek.
Mrs. Maria Head, Route 1.
Lee Noland, Route 2.
Mrs. S. L. Tomlimion, Richmond, Va.
Mrs. Glenn Tweed, West Asheville.
Mrs. Thos. Price. S. Orangre, N. J.
Mrs. R. G. Crawford, Hifrh Point.
Ralph Dunn, Richmond, Calif.
Mrs. Eugenia Jones, City.
Frankly . . .
We cleaned up in 1936 after the very best peo
ple. We aired a lot of dirty linens, and dry clean
ed and pressed countless pieces of wearing ap
parel, and sent it all back looking like new. Maybe
it's funny but we like the life. We enjoy it so
much, in fact, that we're going in for it in an
even bigger way in 19'57. Better join us.
Waynesville Laundry, Inc.
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