The New York Times
All the news that's Fit to Print
Owner: Meyer Lansky
Editor-in-chief: Robert Hughes
4 April 1920
This newspaper is going through some exciting changes. The idea it's to revolutionize the way news will reach people, especially the citizens of New York. The Multimillionaire New York businessman Meyer Lansky bought the company that owns and publishes The New York Times and immediately appointed Robert Hughes as his editor in chief. The new Editor is known as being an impartial and avant-garde journalist.
The newspaper suffered several organizational changes with the intent to create a credible and impartial newspaper composed by a team who believes that in democracy, information is the weapon of the people.
On behalf of the entire newspaper, the new direction of this newspaper thanks all the readers and hopes they enjoy the new face of this newspaper.
MAFIA BOSS ARRESTED
Giuseppe Morello, known as “The Clutch Hand”, was arrested yesterday by the NYPD under the charge of producing and dealing counterfeit products in New York. If the court is able to find him guilty, Morello can spend up to thirty years in prison.
There are already speculations on the streets of New York about who is going to take over. Some factions of his family apparently want to separate themselves from the family to form new gangs who will operate within the city, and eventually assume control of things, since the main heads of the family are now facing charges.
One of the names that will probably want to take the opportunity to gain more power within the Italian Mob is Salvatore D’aquila. He’s a mobster from the Mustache Pete era and he’s known in the streets as a very ambitious man. Word on the street is that if decides to step up he will have the support of a good part of the members of that organization.
It’s more than certain that with the absence of the current leadership of this crime family, New York will be a the place for a struggle for power in the next following weeks and the police is already worried about the possibility of a mob war between the factions in an attempt to take over the control of the city.
BABE RUTH SIGNS FOR THE NEW YORK YANKEES
George Herman Ruth, known as “Babe” Ruth has signed this week for the New York Yankees. The baseball star, which is already being labeled as one of the best players of all time, was bought from the Red Sox for a sum of 125.000$.
He signed a two years contract for 165.000$, making him the most well paid player of the league.
Rumor is that the New York Yankees are to keep spending money on buying some of Ruth’s old colleagues from the Red Sox in a strong attempt to build the strongest team playing in the league.
This is the biggest deal the league already had, and sports commentators are already saying that with Babe Ruth leading the Yankees, the team will become one of the best competing teams.
THE SELF-MADE MAN SCANDAL
Las Vegas police is investigating the death of John Milano, a local businessman who was assassinated during this week with two shots in the head. Apparently, according to police reports, it appears that the billionaire businessman Rocky Carroll is involved in this murder.
John Milano was the owner of a vacant land in Las Vegas, precisely where Rocky Carroll was interested in investing in a new casino.
The two facts seem to be related and the authority’s theory is that John Milano refused a business proposal from Rocky Carroll, who decided to use his influence and money with the Italian Mob to put pressure upon Milano. Apparently Milano continued to resist the threats and the episode ended with his death.
Rocky Carroll is one of the richest men in the country and he’s known as an entrepreneur who enjoys taking risky decisions and his investments range from buying and building companies who import and export to the links he has with the promiscuous world of gambling.
He has a boxing club in Detroit which funds and trains some of the best heavyweights in the country. To realize the amount of his investment in sports, just note that he recently decided to sponsor and invest in the current heavy weight champion Billy "The Tank".
We also know that he has a passion for horses. He spent a good part of his fortune investing and building one of the best stables in the country, hobby that earns him millions of dollars every year, since his horses compete in the best circuits of national and international level.
Last week this scandal fell upon the career of this businessman who is now being linked to several criminal groups operating in America. If the police is able to connect these two facts, Rocky Carroll risks spending a few years of his life in prison.
UNEMPLOYMENT REACHES THE 20% MARK
President Warren Harding has just been elected but he already has a few difficult challenges to overcome. The economy is going through a deep recession and the most affected social indicators are precisely the unemployment, that currently affects 20% of the population, and inflation that is growing at a rampant pace.
In the following years of the World War the government was unable to direct, in a short period of time, all the men and women who were involved in the war industry to another area of the economy. That fact led to the current rate of unemployment that plagues America.
The President recently said that in an attempt to reverse the scenario he will propose to the Senate to reduce the national debt, reduce taxes, to protect farming interests as well as cut back on immigration.
The Congress recently has given concrete steps towards this objective by approving the Emergency and the Fordney-McCumber Tariffs.
FREDDIE MORETTO – The prodigy of the Detroit Mob.
Until very recently, this gangster also known as "The Goat" was just a soldier for the family of Detroit. He is known for being a very business oriented man and to have an excellent ability to make money. Apparently that was enough to attract the attention from the local Don who in a small space of time made him a full member of the organization and then quickly made him rise through the ranks of the family to become the leader of the family’s caporegimes.
His gang is allegedly controlling a major part of all the alcohol traffic that occurs in the eastside of the country.
There are also rumors that his influence is already extended beyond the limits of the city of Detroit and that his demands are made count in other parts of the country.
We had the opportunity to speak with a law enforcement officer who declined to identify himself due to security reason who told us the local police are making efforts to capture this group of mobsters. However, he confirmed that they have not been able to gather sufficient evidence to officially charge “The Goat”.
Amidst the chaos of World War came the genesis of what seems to characterize the current generation of men and women.
These young adults who have felt, lived and participated in the war were ultimately transformed by it and have grown up to become more conscious citizens.
This was the starting point for the development of an artistic movement known as the Lost Generation.
They are writers who have been greatly influenced by the social consciousness of the post war years. And they now want to transform society, since they claim to be disappointed with the state of art.
The most prominent members are Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ezra Pound, Sherwood Anderson, Waldo Peirce, John Dos Passos, T. S. Eliot, James Joyce, Alan Seeger and Erich Maria Remarque.
The opinion of the American cultural community is unanimous when saying that some of these writers have the talent to produce literature that will influence the arts for the next following years.
COCAINE: Epidemic crisis of the Century
Drug use has increased exponentially in recent years in the US, especially the use of cocaine. Authorities have been blaming organized crime as one of the impellers of this phenomenon, since they allegedly control the importation and distribution of this type of drugs in the majority of the American cities.
One of the heads behind this fact, following to police reports, its Dinty Colbeck, a Miami gangster.
Everything indicates that his organization benefits from the proximity of Latin American countries and the lack of policing control within the maritime borders to smuggle thousands of doses of this type of drug into the state of Florida.
The Miami police think he is the one responsible for the distribution of drugs in the eastside of the country, fact that makes him one of the most powerful gangsters in the country. According to the accounts of the authorities this business moves millions of dollars every year.
This social problem has already attracted the attention of the nation political community and even the president himself has already stiffened his discourse of war against organized crime and specially the drug traffic.