Tuesday, Sept. 22, 1942
Dwarfing the latest news from Stalingrad is the banner headline: “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.