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...