CRIME: The Big Fellow

Sober citizens of Chicago sometimes say: "Capone? Yes, it's amazing, isn't it? But you have to hand it to him. Why, he'll probably be mayor of Chicago before he's through. Seriously—and he'd probably be a darn good one, too."

Further evidence of the eminence which the No. 1 underworldling of the U. S. has been allowed to attain in the free and breezy No. 2 city of the land came out last fortnight. Newspapers on election morning contained this story: Chief Justice John P. McGoorty of the city's...

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