Antedating of "One way ride" (1930)

Sam Clements SClements at NEO.RR.COM
Tue Jan 13 01:50:34 UTC 2004

HDAS has 1942 for this.  [a gangland murder, for non-US'ers]

20 March, 1930 _Appleton(WI) Post Crescent. 17/3.
<<In another contest, the name of a dead gangster, John (Dingbat)
Oberta--recently taken for a one way ride--still is one the ballot as a
candidate for republican ward committeeman in a back1(sic)of-the-yards

What do you bet Oberta STILL voted in that election?

Sam Clements

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