How Oklahoma Agents Put Hot Oil On the Spot (Jul, 1933)
Of course the first thing that came to mind when I saw this article was: “I drink your milkshake”
How Oklahoma Agents Put Hot Oil On the Spot
by ERNEST W. FAIR
“Hot Oil,” in the language of the oil fields, is stolen petroleum. A gigantic conspiracy among unscrupulous producers to loot the restricted Oklahoma fields of their black gold, through such elaborate mechanical methods as secret pumps, buried pipes, hollow cores in shut-off valves, etc., has just been uncovered by Oklahoma militiamen. A complete exposure of amazing secret methods is made in this gripping article.
COMMENT and REVIEW – Auto Safety – Gun Violence (Oct, 1923)
So apparently the controversy over gun control has a long and oft repeated history.
Also, I love the idea of giving speeders an “insanity test”.
Longer than that. When Chicago was founded as a town in 1830 apparently one of the first laws passed was a ban on firearms. New York State passed the Sullivan Act in 1911.
COMMENT and REVIEW
Pistols and Automobiles Kill 20,000.
THE count of the death toll from revolvers and automobiles for 1922 is completed and rolls up the astounding total of 10,000 from pistols and revolvers, and about the same number from automobiles. In both counts many hundred, if not several thousand, who died weeks or months after the accident, and in the case of revolvers, many more who were killed and the bodies concealed and not yet found, were not included.
SECRETS OF THE HUSH-HUSH BOYS (May, 1956)
According to this article the Secret Service had about 225 agents at the time. Currently the Secret Service has 3,200 special agents according to the Secret Service FAQ.
SECRETS OF THE HUSH-HUSH BOYS
Since 1865, for your welfare and his own, the U. S. Secret Service man has been a very hard guy to get to know.
By Glenn D. Kittler
WITHIN 24 hours after the attempt on President Truman’s life in 1950, every newspaper in the world carried the story but not one account named the men whose bullets had riddled the assassins. The reason: U.S. Secret Service agents have a passion for anonymity. They are never identified; they are never even photographed, except when one of them near the President accidentally gets into a camera’s view.
INVISIBLE MARKS SPOT RANSOM MONEY (Jul, 1937)
They’re not kidding when they call the dye “new”. Ultraviolet fluorescing dyes and paint had been developed by the late Robert Switzer and his brother Joseph in 1934 as described here
INVISIBLE MARKS SPOT RANSOM MONEY
Dipped in a new chemical solution and dried with a hot iron, ransom money is indelibly marked for identification. The preparation leaves no mark that a crook could detect, but the impregnated portion of the bill, which may be simply a strip along the edge, glows brilliantly when a bank teller holds the money under the invisible rays of an ultra-violet lamp.