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Description: Early Six Thousand Arrests In Chicago;
Chicago Has That Old Money Feeling Today
Newspaper published in: Huntsville, AL
Page/Column: Page 1, Column 3
EARLY SIX THOUSAND ARRESTS IN CHICAGO
CHICAGO, Feb. 18 (AP) – A Chinatown murder and the arrest of two of the three surviving Genna brothers, Sam and Peter, were overnight developments in the crime situation.
During the 24 hour period ended at 11 p.m. last night only seven petty burglaries, no robberies and no shootings were reported. During that period 628 arrests were made, carrying the total in the continuing drive against crooks toward the 6,000 mark.
The murder of Dong Poy, a 22-year-old Chinese, occurred early today, shortly after the police report had been issued. Poy was shot dead at Wentworth avenue and 22nd streets, the crossroad of Chicago’s Chinatown.
First fears that the slaying marked a new tong war were allayed by police, who said Doug Poy was not affiliated with either the Leong or the Hip Sing factions.
The arrest of the Gennas, who with another brother, Jim, are the last of the brothers once known as Gargantuas of the gangs, was made in a flat building on Blue Island avenue. The flat was furnished only with a few chairs, a battery of recently installed telephones and a desk on which police found books leading them to believe the place was headquarters for an alcohol syndicate.
CHICAGO HAS THAT OLD MONEY FEELING TODAY
CHICAGO, Fe. 18 (AP) – Broke for quite some time, Chicago had that old money feeling today.
Fresh from an accord with the citizens’ relief committee, the city and county governments anxiously awaited the first of the millions that Silas H. Strawn, head of the relief group, set out today to raise.