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Jack 'Legs' Diamond shot 5 times...



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October 13, 1930

THE SPRINGFIELD UNION, October 13, 1930

* Jack 'Legs' Diamond shot 5 times
* New York City Gangster

The top of the front page has four column headline: "'LEGS' DIAMOND SHOT DOWN IN NEW YORK HOTEL ROOM; REFUSES TO NAME GUNMAN" with subheads. (see)
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete with all 14 pages, light toning and and minor wear at the margins, generally nice.

source: wikipedia: Jack "Legs" Diamond (1897-December 18, 1931), aka Gentleman Jack, was a famous Irish-American gangster in New York City during the Prohibition era. A bootlegger and close associate of gambler Arnold Rothstein, Diamond survived a number of attempts on his life between 1919 and 1931, causing him to be known as the "clay pigeon of the underworld." In 1930, Diamond's nemesis Dutch Schultz remarked to his own gang, "Ain't there nobody that can shoot this guy so he don't bounce back?" Jack Diamond was not related to Lucchese crime family soldier, Stanley Diamond.

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