Sport: Kankakeemen

Stock vaudeville gag for 25 years because of its funny Indian name, the little city of Kankakee, Ill. (pop. 20,000) was the hometown of the late Pen-&-Inkman Frank D. Waterman, the late Sculptor George Grey Barnard, Cinemactor Fred MacMurray. Purring contentedly in a crook in the Kankakee River 56 miles south of Chicago, it is proud of its humming industries (overalls, silk stockings, furniture, farm implements), is famed for its huge State insane asylum. Last week Kankakee purred so loudly that the whole nation heard it.

At a widely ballyhooed community banquet (1,000 guests),...

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