CRIME: Fugitives from Normalcy

Father Edward Joseph Flanagan, famed man-maker of Boys Town, Neb., went to Whittier, Calif, last week to make a little speech to the 232 tough, erring or merely mischievous inmates of California's reform school. The occasion was the inauguration of a new administrator of the school, T. A. Duffy, former Los Angeles schoolteacher. Good Father Flanagan pleaded with the boys to cooperate with the new administration "so you soon can take your normal place in society with other American boys." Five minutes later, 60 of Whittier's youngsters escaped.


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