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Al 'Scarface' Capone changes plea....



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July 31, 1931

THE NEW YORK TIMES, July 31, 1931

* Gangster Al 'Scarface' Capone tax evasion case
* Changes plea to Judge H. Wilkerson


Page 12 has a one column heading: "CAPONE BEGS A TRIAL AS COURT BARS DEAL" with subheads. (see) First report coverage on Al Capone changing his mind and pleading not guilty after learning he may get a hefty jail sentence on the tax evasion charge. This case would eventually lead to his demise. Always nice to have notable events in history reported in this World famous publication.
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 38 pages, this is the rare rag edition that was produced on very high quality newsprint, with a high percentage of cotton & linen content, allowing the issues to remain very white & sturdy into the present. Given the subscription cost, libraries & institutions rather than individuals were the primary subscribers of these high-quality editions. Nice condition.

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