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First issue of the anti-corruption, Kansas City-based newspaper, Future: The Newsweekly for Today. The front page includes a statement on the newspaper's objective, maintaining that the newspaper is not against any certain political party or vice, but that it is simply for "good government". Featured articles include: “Council Passes Cab Ordinance” (pp. 2 & 4) discussing councilman Frank H. Backstrom’s reaction to the ordinance and detailing other ordinances appropriating bond funds.; "Adult Education--A Fine Work" (pp.

Date: 
January 11th 1935

Issue of the anti-corruption, Kansas City-based newspaper, Future: The Newsweekly for Today. The front page includes an article, continued on page 8, about the Kansas Citians of Italian descent and their often unfair treatment in the newspapers for their comparatively few members of organized crime, and descriptions of several "cultured and law-abiding" local Italians such as musicians M. A. Lenge, N. DeRubertis, Mike Russo, Arturo Corti, Gustavo Corti, and Rosemarie Brancato; artists Dante Cosentino, Frank Tommassini, and Paulo D'Anna; and scientists and teachers Dr.

Date: 
May 31st 1935

Photograph of a crowd gathered around a Buick automobile on Armour Boulevard. The car belonged to mobster Gus "Steinie" Fasone and was the intended getaway vehicle following the murder of bootlegger Ferris Anthon by Charles Gargotta and accomplices. Fasone and fellow gangster Sam Scola were killed in the exhange by Sheriff Tom Bash. The picture was taken after the bodies were removed.

Date: 
August 12th 1933

Photograph of a large crowd surrounding a car at Armour Boulevard and Forest Avenue. The car belonged to mobster Gus "Steinie" Fasone and was the intended getaway vehicle following the murder of bootlegger Ferris Anthon by Charles Gargotta and accomplices. Fasone and fellow gangster Sam "Hog" Scola were killed in the exhange by Sheriff Tom Bash. Scola's body is slumped over the steering wheel.

Date: 
April 12th 1933

Photograph of mobster Charles Gargotta (center) being escorted to his arraignment at the Criminal Court Building to face charges of murdering bootlegger Ferris Anthon and the attempted murder of Sheriff Thomas Bash on August 12, 1933. He is being escorted by Chief Deputy William Schickhardt (left) and Deputy Al Finkelstine.

Date: 
August 16th 1933

Photograph looking northwest from the southeast corner of Armour Boulevard and Forest Avenue. The scene is part of investigation that took place following the August 12, 1933, murder of bootlegger Ferris Anthon by mobster Charles (Mad Dog) Gargotta and others. Sheriff Tom Bash killed to gangsters during the exchange.

Date: 
August 12th 1933

Composite portraits of mobster Sam (Hog) Scola (left) and bootlegger Ferris (Kansas City Tony) Anthon. The latter was murdered by Charles (Mad Dog) Gargotta, Scola and others on August 12, 1933. Scola was killed in the exchange by Sheriff Tom Bash.

Map of the shootout between police and gangsters on the morning of August 12, 1933. The caption states, "A diagram of the scene of the Saturday morning gun battle in the vicinity of Amour boulevard and Forest avenue, showing the paths taken by the gangsters in their pursuit of Ferris J. Anton and the route taken by Sheriff Thomas B. Bash, who killed two of the gunmen, and captured a third man."

Date: 
August 12th 1933
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