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John Dillinger back in jail.....



Item # 566890

January 31, 1934

THE NEW YORK TIMES, New York, January 31, 1934

* John Dillinger back in jail
* Crown Point Jail, Indiana
* Tuscon Arizona capture


This 38 page newspaper has one column headlines on page 9 that include:

* DILLINGER IS BACK IN INDIANA JAIL
* Outlaw Is Half Dragged From Plane at Chicago and Then Rushed to Crown Point
* GUARDED BY 117 POLICEMEN

and more with smaller subheads. See photos for text.

Tells of Dillinger's recent capture in Tuscon AZ and placement in Crown Point Jail in Indiana. He would make his infamous escape from this jail a few weeks later.

Other news of the day. Rag edition in great condition.

wikipedia notes:
A fire broke out at the Hotel Congress in Tucson where members of the Dillinger gang were staying. Forced to leave their luggage behind, they were rescued through a window and down a fire truck ladder. Charles Makley tipped a couple of firemen $12 to climb back up and retrieve the luggage, affording the firefighters a good look at several members of Dillinger's gang. The firemen later recognized Makley and Ed Shouse while thumbing through a copy of True Detective and informed the police who promptly arrested Harry Pierpont, Charles Makley, Russell Clark, Ed Shouse, and Dillinger. They found them in possession of over $25,000 in cash, three sub-machine guns, and five machine guns. Tucson celebrates the historic arrest with an annual "Dillinger Days" festival, the highlight of which is a reenactment.

The men were extradited to stand trial in Indiana, where they were held in the Crown Point jail.

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