In the Pueblo Chieftain of March 19, 1930 a smaller heading: BANDITS WILL FACE GALLOWS TOGETHER, THEY TELL CAPTORS
DENVER, March 18, --(AP )—The Manter bank bandit trio will stand as one instead of three in facing murder charges and the state demand for the death penalty resulting from the fatal shooting last Friday of Deputy Sheriff C. A. Hickman, near Eads. Denying previous statements that Claude (Shariy) Rhea, killed Hickman, the three men, Rhea, John Walker and Andrew Halliday signed a statement today that all three were out of the car and shooting when Hickman was killed. The statement was made in the Denver county jail where they were brought early this morning from Johnson, Kas., for safekeeping pending their trial in Eads for murder. Rhea had previously declared he was the only one who did any shooting. His confession, he said, was made to save the lives of the other men. Walker, gray-haired leader of the trio which robbed the Bank of Manter last Friday and wounded three other peace officers in their escape back and forth across the Colorado-Kansas line, was spokesman for the group.
Another heading to the right is about AL CAPONE RETURNS TO FACE CHI GANGS< FRIENDS AND POLICE, from CHICAGO. A much larger heading below these: SENATE OPENS INVESTIGATION OF EMPLOYMENT CONDITIONS, from WASHINGTON.
In the March 20, 1930 Pueblo Chieftain: THREE WOMEN ARE JAILED AS OFFICERS PROBE RAID ON BANK Joplin, Mo., -- (UP) – Three women remained tight-lipped in Missouri jails tonight while officers attempted to force from them an admission they had aided in planning a robbery of Manter, Kan., bank. The women were arrested at Webb City, Mo., when they came there in an automobile belonging to Clyde Rhea, one of the three Kansas bank robbers who are under arrest in Denver, Colo., charged with slaying an officer during their flight after the robbery. The women described by officers as :the bandits ladies,” are Mrs. Sadie Thomas, wife of John Thomas, alias Walker, a second member of the bandit gang; Goldie Hegworth, sweetheart of Andrew Halliday, the third robber and “Brownie” McClain.
Other headings on same page: RELATIVES TO DEAL WITH BANDIT CHIEF TO RELEASE OIL MAN, San Angelo, Tex. ‘SCAREFACE AL’ IS ON WAY TO MIAM SAYS LATE RUMOR, Chicago. NOTED SLEUTH TAKES UP SALT LAKE CASE, Salt Lake City, Utah. CATHOLICS PRAY FOR RUSSIA’S SALVATION, Vatican City.
After going back over the same Microfilm, I found the above: Bob James.