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Gangster Waxey Gordon arrested...

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May 22, 1933

THE NEW YORK TIMES, May 22, 1933

* Waxey Gordon arrested on tax evasion charges
* Prohibition era gangster - bootlegging - gambling

The top of the front page has a one column heading: "'WAXEY' GORDON IS SEIZED IN HIDING WITH AIDES" with subheads. (see) Lengthy text continues inside. First report coverage on the arrest of American gangster, Waxey Gordon, for tax evasion. Always nice to have notable events in history reported in this World famous publication.
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 32 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