STATES & CITIES: Allman for Alcock

In ten years Chicago has had six new police commissioners. Each change has heralded a fresh campaign to "clean up the city," but Chicago today is as crime-ridden as ever. Last week's news was that Alphonse ("Snorkey") Capone had organized the city's saloons into such a perfect chain that he was selling them not only their liquor supplies but everything down to ginger ale and table linen. So Chicagoans were not excited last week when Mayor Anton J. Cermak abruptly ousted Commissioner John Alcock and appointed in his place Captain James P....

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