Gangster Kills Tribune Reporter, 1930

June 10, 1930, Jake Lingle
Ken Burns’ series on Prohibition has brought a reexamination of the era. John McCormick of the Chicago Tribune looks at the tawdry end of the Trib’s Alfred “Jake” Lingle, who was shot to death in 1930, revealing a secret life.

A 1919 letter by Adolf Hitler outlining his plan removing Jews is going on display at the Museum of Tolerance. The text (in German) is here.

Here are three words I never thought I would see together: “Wayne Newton Museum.” Never mind the theater, zoo and exhibits of celebrity tchotchkes. It’s going to have a theme carwash that is being expanded to accommodate tour buses. AP via Washington Post.

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June 10, 1930, Jake Lingle

June 10, 1930, Jake Lingle

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3 Responses to Gangster Kills Tribune Reporter, 1930

  1. Wonder if Jake actually looked like Martin Balsam, who played the reporter to Rod Steiger’s scenery chewing Capone.


  2. Mary Mallory says:

    A reporter was building a $25,000 summer home. Hum, a lot of overtime?


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