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The Huntsville Daily Times
The Huntsville Daily Times
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Description: Texas Guinan Going Abroad
This Wreck Killed Only One

Date: March 24 1930

Newspaper published in: Huntsville, AL

Source: Library

Page/Column: Page 4, Column 4; Page 11

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Night Club Hostess Is Not Involved In Shooting In Chicago Cafe
CHICAGO, March 24 (AP) – Texas Guinan has made her last appearance at her Chicago night club and her first at the Chicago police station.
The Green Mill, North Side cabaret which has heard the cry “Hello Sucker,” since last December, was closed by police orders after Miss Guinan and others had been questioned for several hours concerning the shooting early yesterday of Leon Sweitzer, owner of the club.
Harry O. Voiler, business manager for the internationally know night club hostess, was arrested in connection with the shooting, along with his reputed bodyguard, Arthur D. Reed. Police said both of them are ex-convicts. Police did not detain Miss Guinan who came to the station and volunteered the information that she was on the dance floor helping entertain the guests when the shooting occurred in the cabaret’s office.
Many of Chicago’s celebrities were on hand to bid farewell to Texas – she was leaving this week to take “her girls” to Europe.
Their interest absorbed by the blare of the orchestra and the clatter of dancers, silverware and glasses, the patrons did not notice Sweitzer running down the stairs into the lobby, bleeding from three wounds.
Sweitzer, who owns the little club, a Gold Coast rendezvous where a bomb was found recently before it exploded, had come to, “See Voiler about the rent,” he told police.
Awaiting Sweitzer outside were his bodyguard, “Solly” Marks, and Lorraine Hayes, New York show girl who until recently was one of “Guinan’s Girls.”
From his hospital cot, Sweitzer identified Voiler and his bodyguard as “two of the three who shot me. The other one I could not remember.”

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Photo with the following caption: The heroism of Carl Kutzner, 55 year old engineer, who was killed in the wreck of a North Western railway suburban train which collided with a limited in a Chicago suburb, almost miraculously save the lives of the passengers. Kutzner stuck to his throttle. The picture shows the wreckage of the exploded locomotives, with wrecked coaches piled on top.

Submitted: 01/22/11

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