G-Men (Warner Bros.) (1935)

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EXPLOITATION G-MEN SOLVE CASES LIKE THES; vive Crime Cases typical of those encountered by G-Men form basis of this contest. Each case is different from the other, one appearing daily. Readers are requested to give solution. All illustrations available in one unit. Order Mat No. 18—50e. (Lead-Off Story) Win Prizes in ‘G-Men’ Test Starting Tomorrow; — Will Run For Five Days Here’s the contest you’ve been waiting for? Different, interesting and depending only on your wits. | You’ve been hearing a lot about the G Men lately, the government super-sleuths who have been crashing down on the | These men go through a training which nation’s underworld. is comparable only to Scotland Yard’s. As a result they are acutely aware of the most minute circum: stances surrounding a case. Records show that these fragments of in formation sometimes hardly under standable, develop definite clues in the solution of a crime or the apprehension of criminals. The arrival of First National’s dynamic film “G-Men” featuring James Cagney, Margaret Lindsay and Ann Dvorak has inspired a contest based on tests and experiences familiar to these special] agents. They include five exciting cases which have no similarity to each other. So you can expect a dif | | ferent brain twister each day. And | they’re not of a technical nature. You won’t have to spend any time} in research. The cases presented will afford every man and wom }an in this town an equal chance of winning one of the following prizes: (list awards) How do you like ’em? Money, to the Strand Theatre where that swell picture—“G Men’—starring James Cagney in role of a Federal agent, is scheduled to play next week! So keep that old weather eye peeled and enter this five-day con oifte Nee . gifts, passes 1 the | test that’s going to make this town resemble a training school for detectives. See you tomorrow! Know Underworld Slang? Then Enter ‘G-Men’ Contest Introducing case number one of the G-Men contest. Know the “slanguage” of the underworld? If you do, you’ll have an easy time solving this case. Here’s the story as we got it: (Case No. 1) After one of the boldest bank robberies in the history of crime, the undercover men were told that the gangsters responsible for this crime had to be captured, for the good of Chicago and the the mid-west. For many weeks, these brilliant agents tracked down all possible clues, until they came to the con clusion that one gang was respon sible for the daring theft. How ever, since they had no tangible evidence with which to arrest them, they assigned one of their most canable men to get-the necessary evidence. We shall call him X33. X33 trailed this gang for many weeks, and finally, learning that they would meet in a rooming house in the suburbs of Chicago, he planted a dictaphone in the meeting room, which recorded al) the conversation that took place. After the meeting, X33 removed tie dictaphone and listened to what he thought would be suf: ficient proof of their guilt. But the important conversation was spoken in the slang common to the Chicago underworld, and X33 was stumped for a moment—not sure that what he had heard wus + rest of He quickly took the dictaphone and record down to the police de partment, played it for the vet-| erans there, who immediately pick ihe h | hunters, “G-Men,” starring Jimmie | (Second Day Publicity —Cut on Right) Match The Alibis And Find Killer Of Secret Agent | | Here’s the second day of the G Men This one may be a little tougher | ' Bt! | | conte than yesterday’s. But if you} serutizine the photograph closely, | which is a scene from the superb movie about Unele Sam's crime Cagney, and match the alibis of these four murder suspects you'll solve the mystery as easily as the secret agent did. Now read the story—carefully: (Case No. 2) A secret agent was killed in line duty His operators tracked down all possible at the end of they were no closer to the solution of the murder than when they had of in Chicago. fellow clues, but a week started. One day, an amateur photographer brought the above photo to the police department, explaining that ad snapped it in the vicinity ae the murder on that same night at 8 o’clock. The undercover men rounded up the four gangsters in the picture and questioned them. They all pleaded their innocence — and since no other evidence of their guilt was forthcoming, it looked as if they would have to be released. But one brilliant under cover man asked to see their alibis again, and the stenographer brought the four alibis that each had given, plus the photograph that led to | their arrest. la few ed one of the speeches out, which | was sufficient to convict the guilty hank robbers. Can you translate it? Listen, youse guys, here’s how I snatched the coin. I put on my bennie and left the house and went over to Joe’s hash house, because a couple of fellows there were in the know about the bank. So I picked up my dame and five muscle men, and hopped into my buzzwagon and drove over to the bank. A couple of flat feet were standing around but they didn’t get their glims on us. The stick-up was a cinch, and we blew out of the place with a couple of sacks of dough and the bulls on our |trail. A couple of cops were there. too, and they joined in the chase. but we ditched ’em, and went to a hideaway. and found too many iron men and jitneys in the sack, so we threw "em away. We went out to tear a herring and now I’m here to split the swag. There are four more days to go. When you solve them all you're on the road to winning one of the prizes: (list them) Contest closes on (date) when partment of Justice agents, “G-Men,” undercover tre. | wife and /night. We had some friends with | home to sleep. stories to be published during the We divvied the bills | | handling and make notification — that dynamie movie of the De-|if you are a winnér—easy for is, : starring Jimmie | made on the b Cagney arrives at the Strand Thea| neatness. The undercover man thought far turned and said, “One of these suspects is lying.” By comparing their alibis with the photos ,he had found the man he believed to be the murderer. moments and then Later he confessed, proving that | the agent’s reasoning had been cor rect. Read the alibis that each man gave and see if you Gan ex plain how the murderer was found: JOE: I didn’t kill him. The murder occured at 10.00 P. M.. and I was on the train bound for N. Y. at that time, PETE: I didn’t kill him. | was at a college basketball game that night. Ask Flanagan if you don’t believe me. The flatfoot was there himself. BUTCH: I didn’t kill him. I went to see a Jimmy Cagney pieture that night. After that | met a girl and we went to Gary, Indiana, to a party. Then I went home to bed. BENNY: I didn’t kill him. My I went down to the beach and went swimming that us, too, if you want some proof, That’s what we did, until we went Just think for a minute and you'll find the solution. Hold on to it until you read the remaining next three days. The-prizes will be (list awards) Judgesare: (name them) And when you have all five an swers, mail them to G-Men Contest Editor, The Dakota Journal, When you send in your answers, be sure to put your nanie and ad dress on each one, to faeilitate we eo) And remember—awards will be! asis of accuracy and If you can, typewrite (Third Day Publicity—Cut Below) ‘G-Men’ Contest Based on The X-Word Puzzle Cage Ready for the third problem? Which reminds us—there are just two more days to go before the G-Men Contest ends. So better get busy. Today’s case ought to be a cinch | for you crossword puzzle fans. Solve it, find the secret six word message | in the puzzle, and you’re ready for tomorrow’s ease. But first story you’d better read the (Case No. 3) A series of kidnapings had shock “1 the West and driven the police to redouble their efforts to prevent any further crimes of that sort. Despite all precautions, the young son Mayor Jackson was ‘‘snatched’’ on his way home from school. An operative was sent out to this | eS small western town, and after a few | days of silent sleuthing, he intercept ed a message, which finally led to the | s th : i heir heroi ture dealing with thei arrest of the kidnaping gang and the safe return of the kidnaped boy With the gan to Mayor Jackson. g ™ Se | | Can You Find Message? f | Contest Editor, The Journal, Pra or} safely in jail, the undercover mg: explained how the capture was made. It seemed that the leader of mob was a famous English profe sor, a respected member of the con munity. All the other members of the gang were intelligent contider men. When they exchanged me sages, the notes were in the f of cross-word puzzles, which solved, conveyed the desired instr tions. The cross-word puzzle intercept by the agent shown below, led the capture of the kidnapers. | you solve it and find the message’ Got it? Swell! As soon as} have the complete set of five # swers ship them off to the Gi are: (list them) This case is similar to those ithe Department of Justice age come up against. If you watt yet the thrilling low-down on ™ they operate, wait until you # ‘«G-Men,’’ the First Nationa | : s] sy stars as ies ploits. James Cagney slats Federal sleuth. the answers; otherwise, make sure enough to send the men to jail. | | your handwriting is legible enough. Ready for tomorrow’s case? « in answer coll ) (Definitions are on next pag