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January 23, 1934 - Image 6

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Fammany Boss
McCooey Dies
Of Heart Attack
-eath Is Seen As End Of
Party's Domination Of
New York Democrats
BROOKLYN, N.Y., Jan. 22.-(A')--
.hn H. McCooey, the big boss of
-ooklyn politics, is dead.
He was the leader for almost a
arter of a century of the Demo-
actic party in Brooklyn. He died
inday at 69 from a heart attack.
Throughout his reign as Demo-
atic boss, McCooey was a staunch
pporter of Tammany Hall and his
ath is seen by political observers
the end of Tammany's domination
the Democratic party in New York
ty. It is regarded as almost certain
at he would be succeeded by a
ader who is satisfactory to support-
s of President Roosevelt and who
11 run the Brooklyn organization as
part of the Democratic state or-
nization and not as an auxiliary
McCooey's death came unexpected-
, although he had been in poor
e a 1 t h for more than two years.
espite his illness, he took an active
rt last fall in the mayoral cam-
,ign which resulted in the Fusion
ctory of Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia
td which saw McCooey's prestige as
ader reduced as a result of a stormy
volt by Brooklyn district leaders
ao balked at supporting former
ayor John P. O'Brien, Tammany
ndidate. McCooey managed to
dd on to his command, however,
though after the election 'there
ere reports that he would be re-
aced as Democratic chieftain.
McCooey's affability, through which
came to know thousands of peo-
e, followed him through his career
he rose to district leader and
ially "big boss" in the fall of 1909.
In addition to being head of the
ooklyn organization, McCooey was
member of the Democ;ratic Nation-
McCooey leaves his widow, Mrs.
atherine McCooey, to whom he' was
arried in 1898, three sons, and a
ughter. Funeral services will be
ld Wednesday morning. Gov. Her-
rt H. Lehman heads the list of
norary pallbearers. which also in-
ides Postmaster General James A.
Irley and Alfred E. Smith.

Fear.Banker Slain In Kidnaping Case; Hoodlums Effect Prison Break
-Associated Press Photos

South Branch
Of U. Hospital
To Be Opened
Move Is Necessitated By
Increase In Number of
Patients At Ol Unit
The advisability of re-opening the
outh branch of the University Hos-
)ital, which was closed last fall when
he hospital census dropped several
iundred from its peak of about 1,325,
s being considered by heads of the
nstitution in view of a recent steady
increase in the number of patients.
The hospital census stands at 1,-
128, the highest since it started to
,limb shortly before the holidays, and
,his number nearly fills the main and
^onvalescent buildings. The low of
less than 700 was reported in mid-
A shortage of nurses available for
general duty has been noticeable in
the last week and calls have bemn
made to Detroit for additional nurs-
ing help. It has also been found ne-
cessary to employ help in other divi-
It was reported from the office of
Dr. Albert C. Kehlikowske, chief resi-
dent physician at the University hos-
pital, yesterday afternoon, that no
definite statement could be made
concerning the immediate opening of
the branch.
Fatalities Result From
Bombing In Jugoslavia
ZAGREB, Jugoslovia, Jan. 22. -(')
- Three persons were killed and one
:eriously injured today when a bomb
xploded in the Berlin-Vienna-Susak
3xpress train near Brezice.
A fire, resulting from the explosion,
destroyed one passenger coach com-
pletely and damaged a sleeping car.
Officials were greatly concerned by
.he fact that the explosion occurred
at a point so near Zagreb where a
conference opened today between.
representatives of the Little Entente
- Jugoslavia, Rumania, and Czecho-

A desperado identified as Clyde Barrow, southwest outlaw, swooped
down on the Eastham state prison at Huntsville, Tex., and effected the
escape of Raymond Hamilton (lower left), his former partner in crime,
and four other convicts including Joe Palmer (lower right), who shot
and wounded Olan Bozeman (upper left), a prison guard. Upper right
is B. B. Monzingo, manager of the prison farm. Hamilton had been
sentenced to 263 years for murder and robbery, and Palmer was serving
a 25-year sentence.

Kidnapers held Edward G. Bremer, (center), 37-year-oid St. Paul bank president, for $290,000 ransom,
and threatened his life in a note left at the home of Walter Magee (right), wealthy contractor and
friend of Bremer, whose father, Adolph Bremer (left), asked police to hold their forces in abeyance. The
palatial Bremer home is shown below.


y J
r J
Coincident with President Roosevelt's expression against law prac-
tices in Washington by members of the Democratic National Commit-
tee, the resignation of Robert Jackson, New Hampshire national com-
mitteeman, was announced. J. Bruce Kremer (left), Montana com-
mitteeman, resigned early in January. Arthur F. Mullen (center)
of Nebraska denies reports he would resign his committee post.

Alumni To Meet At NEA
Convention In Cleveland
Plans for the holding of a Univer-
ity of Michigan alumni meeting in
cleveland on Tuesday, Feb. 27, in
onnection with the National Educa-
ion Association Convention were an-
iounced yesterday by T. Hawley
Tapping, general secretary of the
Alumni Association.
Prof. George E. Carrothers of the
School of Education will be in charge
of the meeting in co-operation with
the University of Michigan Club of
Cleveland. The session will be held
at the Hotel Cleveland, Mr. Tapping

Lose Savior' s Picture,
Life Savings In Robbery
CHICAGO, Jan, 27. - () - When
Nicholas Hook, former miner of Ben-
ton, and his wife, Evelyn, returned
home from a trip to the loop they
discovered their picture of the Savior
stolen. Pasted to the back of it had
been a package containing $2,800 in
large bills representing their life sav-


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WASHINGTON - Alfred M. Lay-
ton, head of the Better Housing In-
stitute, was placed under arrest fol-
lowing the uncovering of his "Gen.
John Pershing Memorial" fraud.
TOKIO - A Japanese foreign of-
fice spokesman criticized the recent
speech of William C. Bullitt, United
States ambassador to Russia, as one
which tended to spread the idea of
danger of a Russo-Japanese war.
WASHINGTON-President Roose-r
velt's new monetary bill was debated
in the Senate banking committee.
NEW ORLEANS -Mayor T. Sem-
mes Walmsley ordered 300 armed
guards to protect the polls at Tubs-
day's election.
PARIS - The French Cabinet w a
determined to stand by its original
portion in the armament conflict go-
ing on with Germany.
WASHINGTON-Secretary of
State Cordell Hull announced that he
will enter a series of conferences
with President Roosevelt on tarifTs
and war debts,
Prof. Christian T6
Perform At Organ
Recital Tomorrow
Prof. Palmer Christian, University
organist, will be the performer at the
twilight organ recital at 4:15 p. m.
Wednesday in Hill Auditorium.
Professor Christian has made a
distinct musical contribution to Ann
Arbor and its vicinity through the
comprehensive series of organ pro-
grams which he has provided during
the years that he has been associated
with the music school.
Before coming to Ann Arbor he
had won distinction abroad where
he played on many of the more fa-.
mous organs as well as in this coun-
try where he had toured from coast
to coast.
He served as .municipal organist in
Denver, Col., for an extended period
of time, and also filled important or-
gan positions at Asheville, N. C., and
Since his arrival here, each season
he has given many recitals in various
parts of the country which have in-
cluded journeys to the Pacific coast
as well as numerous visits to the mu-
sical centers of the East.

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