RACES: Thompson v. McCormicks

Mayor William Hale ("Big Bill") Thompson of Chicago thrust his heavy hands last week into the tomb of the late Senator Joseph Medill McCormick of Illinois in search of old political bones with which to frighten the city's 75,000 Negro voters out of their Republican wits. What he ghoulishly drew forth was the wraith of Chicago's great race riot of July 27-Aug. 2, 1919. This he hurled anonymously at the Senator's widow, Mrs. Ruth Hanna McCormick, now the Republican nominee for the Senate against Democrat James Hamilton Lewis.

Mayor Thompson has long...

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