National Affairs: Pennsylvania Escapes

For his part in the killing of five Democratic marchers in a 1934 election eve parade at Kalayres, Pa., that mining town's Republican Boss Joseph J. Bruno, onetime county detective, was sentenced to three life terms in prison (TIME, Nov. 19, 1934). Since his last trial, Boss Bruno has been confined in Pottsville's county jail, awaiting removal to Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia. One morning last week he asked to be permitted to visit a dentist, was motored downtown by a guard named Guy Irving. Finding the dentist's curb occupied, amiable Guard Irving...

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