CRIME: A Good Night's Sleep

Roger ("Terrible") Touhy knew all the rackets: liquor, bank stickups, kidnapping. So did his pal, Basil ("The Owl") Banghart, whose skill with a machine gun was a Chicago gangland legend. Both were tough and smart as horsewhips, and proud of being redhots. When a prison official asked Banghart his occupation The Owl boasted: "I'm a thief, pal."

When they escaped from the Illinois Stateville Prison (TIME, Oct. 19), they hid out the smart way. With five other desperadoes who made the prison break they headed for Touhy's old bumping-off grounds on Chicago's North Side. Here was the ideal hangout: cheap...

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