National Affairs: Lethal Mudballs

During a political campaign charges of "crime and corruption" are favorite missiles of contending candidates. Last week in polyglot, steelmaking northern Indiana, candidates for the coming election were given charged grenades to throw. A Federal "cleanup" campaign produced grand jury indictments against 299 residents of East Chicago, Gary, South Bend, Ft. Wayne, on charges of violating liquor, white slave, narcotic and automobile theft laws. In East Chicago, Mayor Raleigh P. Hale, Republican candidate for reelection, and the Chiefs of Police and Detectives were all arrested for multifarious violations of Prohibition laws.

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