National Affairs: Ganglander

Chief Leslie H. Quigg of the Miami, Fla., police force, had a famed caller, a burly person whose face is a grim combination of smiles and scars. It was Alphonse ("Scarface Al") Capone, ganglander, ousted from his Chicago home, rejected by Los Angeles, still seeking residence (TIME, Dec. 19). "Do I stay or do I get out?" asked Capone. Chief Quigg announced: "If he's just here to have a good time and doesn't start any rough stuff, I won't bother him." Rumor said that Capone would buy a Miami night club. Capone said: "I've been...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!