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1930 Legs Diamond arrested abroad...

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September 2, 1930

THE NEW YORK TIMES, September 2, 1930

* Jack 'Legs' Diamond arrested in Germany
* 1st East to West Atlantic Ocean flight (more difficult)
* Dieudonne Costes & Marice Bellonte
* Europe to United States in airplane (1st time)

The top of the front page has a two column heading: "Germans Seize 'Legs' Diamond After Expulsion From Belgium" with subhead. (see) Always nice to have notable events in history reported in this World famous publication.
Also a three column headline: "COSTE IS NEARING THE AMERICAN COAST, GOING 100 MILES AN HOUR, AIDED BY WIND; SWERVES SOUTH, DUE HERE THIS EVENING" with many subheads and related photo. (see) More on page 3.
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 44 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.

Category: The 20th Century

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