Chain Store Head Defies Death Threat

It’s not plagiarism if I reblog posts I wrote for another blog. So says me.

I hope that you enjoy this post that was originally written for the Pink Palace blog.

The Pink Palace

The following news article was published in the January 7, 1928 edition of The New York Times:

 ‘Three Ghostmen’ Demand $5,500 From Saunders and Warn of ‘Most Brutal Crime.’

 Saunders at desk

Memphis, Tenn., Jan. 6 (AP)-

Warned in a letter today that “the most brutal crime ever committed” would result if he failed to leave $5,500 in a secluded spot, Clarence Saunders, chain grocery store operator, defied the writers, who signed themselves ‘The Three Ghostmen,” to attempt to carry out their threat.

“Put it in the paper that I will not have any bodyguard, and if they want to take a shot at me—let them try,” was the challenge hurled by Saunders, who four years ago became prominent in affairs of the Piggly Wiggly Stores Corporation, of which he was President.

Instead of paying the money demanded, Saunders offered a $1,000 reward for the arrest of the writers of the…

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