These are some highlights from the News Journal on June 11, 1935:
• ‘$110,000 of Weyerhauser Ransom Recovered; G-Men Find Large Sum In Canyon Cache’
“SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A cache of $90,700 of the $200,000 ransom paid for the release of 9-year-old George Weyerhauser of Tacoma was found today in historic Immigration Pass, near here, while hundreds of officers scoured the West to make the final roundup of suspects in the kidnapping of the lumber heir.”
FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover said it had been located as the result of constant questioning of 24-year-old ex-convict Harmon Waley and his 19-year-old wife, Margaret, confessed members of the kidnap gang.
• “NEW YORK (AP) — Jim Braddock, the Cinderella kid, will be heavily backed by sentiment, if nothing else, when he steps into the Long island ring with Max Baer Thursday night. … Those wise in the business of evaluating fighters gave Braddock a small chance to win. Some said the former longshoreman was a 100 to 1 shot.” (Editor’s Note: Braddock won the bout by majority decision “in the most astounding upset since John L. Sullivan went down before the thrusts of Gentleman Jim Corbett back in the Gay Nineties.”)
• ‘Blanchester Man Robbed By Terrorist Gang In Kentucky’
“LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — The James C. Morris outlaw gang fled to Kentucky’s hills in a stolen car early today after they swept through the bluegrass for three machine gun holdups.”
The gunmen had stolen a car from the manager of the Castleton trotting farm near Lexington, and took $18 from his guest, J.E. Warner of Blanchester. After Warner told the gunmen that money was all he had in the world, one of the gunmen ordered another to, “Give it all back to him but $5.” The article continued, “Warner has lived in Blanchester for several years. He formerly was a salesman for castings and furnishings. He is well known in the village.”
• The Baltimore & Ohio Railroad advertised “popular low fare coach excursion to Washington, D.C. for $4.50.
• An ad for Wilmington Auto Sales stated, “Spend just 10 minutes in a Pontiac before you buy any low-priced car.”
• Showing at the Murphy Theatre was Boris Karloff in “Bride of Frankenstein”; at the Lamax was “Private Worlds” with Claudette Colbert and Charles Boyer.