ILLINOIS: The Horner Pie

Henry Horner was known to one-&-all in Illinois as an honest, jovial old baldicoot who loved movies, Abraham Lincoln, Franklin Roosevelt and his job as Governor. In November 1938, good Mr. Horner fell ill, straightway became a man of mystery. In the last 17 months probably no more than a dozen people have seen him. His illness has been variously reported: a stroke, a second stroke, a third, a blood clot, a heart spasm, cancer of the throat, pneumonia, diabetes, paralysis.

From his bedside has come only the report: "He's getting along fine."...

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