A Shocking Crime in Chicago!

Tuesday, Sept. 22, 1942

Dwarfing the latest news from Stalingrad is the banner headline: Sept.21, 1942_Crime“Bachelor Slain: Quiz Couple… “pictures on p. 2.” Like a plot straight out of a film noir, the Chicago Tribune reported the murder of Gustave Redemsko, a research chemist with Armour & Co, found strangled and stabbed in his bungalow. Also found in his home was a letter from a “young blonde” married to a war plant watchman. Could this be enemy sabotage? A “crime of passion”?

Page 2 offered reassurance to southsiders: a persistent low whistle heard through the night was not an enemy bomb but the stuck whistle of a Baltimore and Ohio railroad locomotive.

No letters today.

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