National Affairs: In Chicago

Chicago's criminals continued flourishing last week, such criminals as whoever it was that haled Footballer John C. Acher of Northwestern University out of his automobile on Michigan Avenue one night and pumped two slugs into him for scraping a fender as he drove past; and hardbitten Joe Saltis, gun-toting beer gangster, who was still at large last week after a six-month "search" by police who know him well.

Nevertheless, Chicagoans thought last week they could see rays of hope piercing the city's crime pall. A cigar store clerk outfoxed a thug, shot him dead....

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