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  • The night of May 3rd, 1934. A traveling carnival is at the Midway, 35 miles outside of Cleveland. There are half a dozen bellydancers on stage, as the barker goes, ""Hurry, hurry, hurry,"" and a sign reads: ""One dime shows you the best hootchy koochy show in the world!"" Hans Eberhardt, twice convicted for armed robbery and dope peddling, spots Ness and his Untouchables and the local police about to pull a raid; he runs to the office trailer of carny Otto Frick. Hans grabs 2 suitcases, then Otto takes a can of gasoline and torches the trailer; they escape in a speeding car before Ness can catch them. It is a minor setback for Ness, who had spent the last 7 months investigating and making raids, and was finally ready to move in on Otto Frick-- whose 37 traveling enterprises were just a cover for his nationwide dope ring. Ness continues with roundups and raids in the following weeks. Suspecting that Frick might be getting his drugs from legitimate manufacturers, Ness and his men go to

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