National Affairs: Acra Acts

The nearest New York counterpart to what the Chicago newspapers have made of ("Scarface") Al Capone, is the New York newspapers' slim, pasty-faced Jack ("Legs") Diamond, gangster, gunman and bootlegger. For years immune from the New York City police (arrested 22 times, convicted twice), Diamond found the city too warm for him only after some acquaintances shot five holes in him at his hotel last autumn (TIME, Oct. 20). When he emerged from a city hospital, the city police escorted him and a case of whiskey out...

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