National Affairs: Chicago

A holdup, three bombings occupied the attention of Chicago police last week. Hold-Up. Into the gay, smoke-filled ball room of the Palm Gardens road house came six young men with familiar faces. It was their fifth visit. Dutifully the swaying guests lined up along a wall, dutifully handed over $1,700 in cash, $7,500 in jewelry. But eager to please, the "baron robbers" this time added an innovation. They ordered "drinks for all, on the house," commanded the orchestra to play on. Guests with spirits revived continued to revel, forgot their losses, while the...

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