National Affairs: In Thompson Town

Until last week Mayor William Hale ("Big Bill") Thompson of Chicago was so far from his city's battle lines against Crime as to be almost a forgotten figure. For weeks on end last summer he was absent from his City Hall office. He refused to see newsmen. His friends explained that he was a very ill man, more concerned with recovering his health than setting the city to rights. But three weeks ago he returned from a long vacation at Nantucket looking fit again. And last week his name figured large in news...

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