CRIME: Chicago Pineapples

Chief of Police Michael E. Hughes of Chicago having announced that he had stamped out a great part of his city's crime (TIME, Jan. 30). Chicago has been peacefully humdrum in recent weeks, except for a few episodes, such as:

The bombing of the City Comptroller's home.

The bombing of a ward boss's home.

The bombing of a judge's home.

The bombing of the State's Attorney's secretary's home.

The discovery of a bomb large enough to raze a five-story building beside an elevated railway pillar.

The posting of 300 policemen to guard other city officials' homes, especially Mayor William Hale ("Big Bill") Thompson's. Two families...

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