National Affairs: Hi, Billy!

William J. ("Wild Bill") Rooney, Chicago Sheet Metal Workers' Union boss, paced the sidewalk in front of his house one afternoon last week. A dark blue sedan drew up to the curb. One of the three occupants shouted: "Hi, Billy!" Boss Rooney, expecting his own car, turned. Three shots racketed through the street. Boss Rooney slumped to his knees. His cigar fell from his mouth and rolled along the sidewalk, with him sprawling after it. He was the second labor leader to be murdered in Chicago in five weeks....

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