Chicago -- Picked up after testifying at a Senate committee's hearing about alleged housing scandals, Luigi Fratto gestures as he is escorted by detectives Thomas Burns and Al Faro. Police reportedly wanted to question him about the recent gangland style slayings of Charles 'Cherry Nose' Gioe and Frank Maritote. Earlier, during the hearing, Fratto was reluctant to answer when asked if he had told the owners of a Des Moines, Iowa night club that he had bought a controlling interest from Gioe. Asked if he were invoking the Fifth Amendment, he replied, "This Amendment sounds bad, it's for Communists." (1954)
Philadelphia -- Seven of the eight children of the stricken Michalinszyn family of Hays Borough, just outside of Pittsburgh in the homestead district, are shown looking out of the window of their home. Their father, Dimitro, a mill worker on his way to work early in the morning, carrying his lunch and a jar of coffee, was shot and killed instantly by J. P. Tobasco, a prohibition agent. Tobasco is being held without bail on a charge of murder. Michalinszyn's family consists of the mother and eight children. The one not shown in this photo is but a few months old. (1925)
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"Beautiful Tee Hostess"
"Actress Barbara Eden, official hostess for the Los Angeles Open golf tournament, helps Junior Chamber of Commerce president Bob Meyer in selling tickets for the $44,500 links classic Jan. 8-11 at Rancho".
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Dedham -- Photo shows the riot squad of the Boston Police department guarding the Norfolk County courthouse at Dedham, Massachusetts, Saturday, during the hearing of a motion for a new trial for Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti, the two Italian Communists found guilty last June of first degree murder, in connection with the shooting to death of a factory paymaster and guard robbed of $18,000. This case caused the attempt to bomb the American embassy in Paris last week, and Communist demonstrations all over Europe and South America. (1921)