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Benita von Falkenhayn beheaded... Zelda Sears death...

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February 20, 1935

THE NEW YORK TIMES, February 20, 1935

* Benita von Falkenhayn guillotine execution
* Zelda Sears death - American actress

The top of the front page has a two column heading: "Nazis to Behead Two Men; Women Faced Axe Calmly" with subhead. (see) Coverage on the guillotine executions which included Benita von Falkenhayn for spying for the Second Polish Republic.
The top of of page 19 has a one column heading: "ZELDA SEARS DIES; WRITER, ACTRESS" with subheads and photo. (see)
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete of the 42 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. A little spine wear, otherwise in great condition.

Category: The 20th Century