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Chicago's crooked gangland mayor defeated....
Item # 664958
April 08, 1931
THE NEW YORK TIMES, April 8, 1931
* William Hale "Big Bill" Thompson defeated
* Anton Cermak becomes Chicago mayor
* Gangland - gangsters - prohibition era
The top of the front page has a two column heading: "CHICAGO OUSTS THOMPSON; CERMAK IS ELECTED MAYOR BY A MAJORITY OF 191,916" with subheads. (see) First report coverage on Anton Cermak defeating William Hale Thompson as Mayor of Chicago. Thompson is considered one of the most unethical mayors in American history. Coincidentally, Al "Scarface' Capone was put away for income tax evasion later that same year.
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 48 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. Small binding slits along the spine, very nice condition.
Category: The 20th Century