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1935 George Weyerhaeuser kidnapping....
Item # 654548
June 02, 1935
THE NEW YORK TIMES, June 2, 1935
* George Weyerhaeuser kidnapping
* Tacoma, Washington (freed)
* Alvin "Creepy" Karpis ??
The top of the front page has a two column headline: "TACOMA BOY FREE, $200,000 IS PAID; HE NAMES KARPIS" with subheads. (see) Report continues on page 3 with photo of Karpis. Karpis was suspected in the kidnapping but it turned out that he had nothing to do with it. First report coverage on the freeing of George Weyerhaeuser, son of wealthy lumberman J.P. Weyerhaeuser in Tacoma, Washington.
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 34 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