CRIME: Study In Rumor

For four days last week Alphonse ("Scarface") Capone, No. 1 Gangster of the U. S., disappeared following his secret release from Pennsylvania's Graterford Prison (TIME, March 24). Behind he left an enormous news vacuum into which rushed loose-tongued Rumor. Where was Al Capone?

In Baltimore was printed a report that he had sailed for Florida on the Merchants & Miners liner Dorchester. The New York Sun said he had been smuggled in a pie wagon to West New York. N. J. Florida's Governor Doyle Carlton heard he was en route to Florida, ordered...

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