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1934 John Dillinger...

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March 06, 1934

THE DAILY JOURNAL, Philipsburg, Penn., March 6, 1934 

* Gangster John Dillinger
* re. Crown Point, Indiana Jail
* re. Famous wooden gun escape

The top of the front page has one column headings: "'Shoot On Sight' Is Police Order In Dillinger Hunt" and "Dillinger Captured Near Here Yesterday false Report States" with subheads. (see)
FRONT LEAF ONLY (pages 1 & 2), light toning and a little wear at the margins, generally good.

wikipedia notes: On March 3, 1934, Dillinger escaped from the "escape-proof" (as it was dubbed by local authorities at the time) Crown Point, Indiana county jail which was guarded by many police and national guardsmen. Dillinger apparently escaped using a hand-carved bar of soap shaped like a gun , although this was disputed by some witnesses.

Dillinger further embarrassed the town, as well as then-42-year-old Sheriff Lillian Holley, by driving off in her brand new V-8 Ford. The press augmented her chagrin with such headlines as: "Slim woman, mother of twins, controlled Dillinger as sheriff.

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