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75 Years Ago
Lindberg case

Bruno Hauptmann, Lindberg case suspect will go on trial in Bronx County, charged with extorting the $50,000 ransom of Col. Lindbergh. County Judge James M. Barrett decided Wednesday. Six analysts will examine Hauptmann today to determine his sanity. Their opinion, however, will have no legal standing nor will it affect New Jersey’s plan to extradite him for trial on charges of murder and kidnapping. Two analysts will represent Bronx County where Hauptmann is under indictment for extortion; two New York and two Hauptmann’s counsel. The examination will take place in his cell.

A mysterious witness who was said to be a close friend to Hauptmann was to be questioned by District Attorney Samuel Foley of Bronx County today. Foley’s assistants said he was believed to have important information. Foley and Police Inspector J.J. Sullivan in charge of Bronx borough announced that a report printed in a New Jersey newspaper that an accomplice of Hauptmann had been arrested and had confessed which was widely circulated by an agency other than the United Press was entirely untrue.

Police sought a friend of Hauptmann that accompanied him to a lumber yard in February and there acted so suspiciously that detectives suspected he knew Hauptmann had ransom money in his possession and might be an accomplice. New Jersey, through its Governor A. Harry Moore, assured the world yesterday that it believed it had sufficient evidence to convict Hauptmann of stealing and killing the baby. Hauptmann will be extradited soon to face trial at Flemington, NJ.

New Jersey and New York worked separately but rapidly today to build up ironclad cases against the Bronx carpenter.

Former Governor Albert H. Roberts came back to his home town, Livingston, to be married Tuesday evening. The lucky girl was Miss Winifred Cunningham, of Nashville. The ceremony was performed in the Roberts Hotel by Chancellor C.J. Cullom, in the presence of a few close friends. The couple will make their home in Nashville. Governor Roberts is a practicing attorney there, being associated with his son.

~ Local Happenings ~
Health in Livingston is good.

Ezilee Brown, of Nashville, has been visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fate Brown.

Herman Ayers made a trip to Knoxville last Friday night.

Willis T. Langford and Lucile Setser were quietly married Sunday.

Work on Flatt Creek bridge is nearing completion.

Mrs. Avert Boles spent Saturday with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.A. Gore.

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