WASHINGTON, Jan. 19, 1920 (UP) - Threats against the life of Atty. Gen. Palmer are being made daily because of his activities in suppressing criminal radicalism. Justice Department officials are taking every precaution to guard their chief.
"Threatening letters are received almost every day, " said Robert Scott, confidential secretary to Palmer today.
Immediately after the attempt to assassinate Palmer last summer by dynamiting his house, the bureau assigned one of its most skillful operatives to guard the attorney general. This man now goes everywhere with Palmer, no matter how short the distance.
These letters have been sent from practically every big city in the country. One, received from a writer who signed a woman's name, read in part:
"Our brother gladly gave his life in a worthy cause. He failed. You must be removed. You'll hear from us again."
This was a reference to the dynamiter who blew himself to bits last summer while trying to assassinate Palmer in his home.
Another letter read:
"Our mutual position is pretty clear. Only now we are getting into the fight and you will have a chance to see what liberty loving people can do."
Letters decorated with black hands and red ink get little serious attention.