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Al Capone Gets 1 Year In 1929...

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May 19, 1929

THE SPRINGFIELD UNION, Massachusetts, May 19, 1929 

* Al Capone (Scarface) 
* Chicago Beer baron 
* 1 Year Jail term 
* Avoids murder for hire

This 40+ page Sunday newspaper has one column headlines on the front page; "'SCARFACE' MADE DESPERATE EFFORT TO ESCAPE PRISON" and "Offered to Post Bond for $100,000 That He Would Stay Out of Pennsylvania Rest of His Life".

Other new, sports and advertisements of the day throughout. A little margin wear and chipping, otherwise in good condition.

wikipedia notes: Capone arranged to have himself jailed in Philadelphia for a year to avoid numerous "murder for hire" outfits that were hunting for him. McGurn was gunned down at a bowling alley on the anniversary of the garage slaughter, and two others involved in the killing disappeared.

Moran eventually ran out of resources and fled to Ohio, allowing Capone to return to Chicago, where he quickly found himself in the legal quagmire that effectively removed him from power. It is generally thought that Capone precipitated his own decline with the garage killings. Graphic photos of bodies lying in pools of blood were plastered all over the papers.

Category: The 20th Century