Foreign News: Vigilantes

A bowler-hatted chimney sweep, Harry Cowley, 60, called "The Guv'nor," blew the lid off Britain's housing problem. In Brighton, jampacked seaside resort, a posse of 400 self-styled Vigilantes (all local war veterans), headed by Cowley, took the law into their own hands. Into three empty, habitable houses, they moved the families of servicemen. The moving was done at night, with hand barrows, in defiance of the law. But the tenants could not be ejected without lengthy eviction proceedings.

For their first three successful operations, the Guv'nor taught his Vigilantes a simple strategy: choose a vacant house by daylight,' install the selected tenant...

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