National Affairs: Air, Rum, Millions

It is a clever man who can accumulate a fortune of $5,000,000, five years after being released from the penitentiary, but it is a wary man who does not get caught doing so.

Frank G. Parker of Chicago was clever but not wary. In 1921 he emerged from the Joliet Penitentiary after serving for four years because he had once been the "crown prince" of automobile thieves. He discarded automobiles in favor of airplanes. He became a hero. In 1923 a colony of fishermen were trapped by a blizzard on South Fox Island in Lake...

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