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February 15, 1936

CHICAGO SUNDAY TRIBUNE, February 15, 1936 

* Jack 'Machine Gun' McGurn assassination
* St. Valentine's Day Massacre fame
* Al 'Scarface' Capone hit man
* Best title to be had - very rare as such

The front page has a nice banner headline: " 'MACHINE GUN' M'GURN SLAIN" with a column headline: "Capone Chief Shot Down in Bowling Alley" which has subheads: "Guns Blaze; McGurn Dies" "Yell Is Murder Signal" "Reminded of Massacre". The article carries over to page 2.
The back page is filled with photos, four of which concern this report. Part of the bkpg. banner head: " 'Machine Gun Jack' McGurn Slain...". One of the photos shows how the Moran gangsters mowed down its victims at the St. Valentine's Day Massacre, this being the 7th anniversary.
The text begins: " 'Machine Gun Jack' McGurn, notorious gangster who once swaggered in the train of Al Capone, was shot to death by three assassins early this morning...". It is believe that McGurn was the hit man for Al Capone during the gangster heyday of the 1920's, and was involved in the St. Valentine's Day Massacre.
When it comes to gangsters, organized crime, and the nefarious activities born out of the Prohibition and Great Depression, no city is more in the forefront of our minds than Chicago. And what better newspaper can be found than the Chicago Tribune.
Complete in 30 pages, this is the "rag edition" printed on very high quality newsprint meant for institutional holdings. In great condition as such, 4 small binding holes at the blank spine.

Category: The 20th Century