CRIME: Rumors of War

Last week portions of two hemispheres were stirred by rumors of a big U. S. gangland war. Prospective war zone: the operative territory of famed Racketeer Jack ("Legs") Diamond. This territory begins in Brooklyn, N. Y., where henchmen of Diamond and Charles ("Vannie") Higgins are blamed for periodic battles with gangs reputed to be led by Angelo ("Little Augie") Pisano, heir to the eminence of the late Frankie Yale (TIME, July 9, 1928). Far out on the westward highways, however, speed Diamond's trucks, delivering beer to roadhouse customers. The leader has many...

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