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CHIEF HEALEY PUTS OFFICIAL
"NIX" ON "LITTLE A"
The "Little A" dance hall, on 31st
near Cottage Grove av., will not be
reopened by Ike Bloom, former owner
of notorious Freibergs on 22d, or by
Henry Gross, said tobe-a friend of
Ike. Chief Healey refused a permit
to Gross yesterday.
The "Little American," as it was
called in former years, has been run
in a respectable manner lately as the
Felicita dance hall. Gross' attempt
to secure a license was branded as a
stall to open the place wide.
Memories of former affairs in the
"Little A" gave backbone to Chief
Healey's refusal. Two girls ended
their lives in the building, while a
hundred others, spurred by booze,
slouched dizzily around the dancing
floor with their partners to the sway
of the latest "rags."
The place was known foryears as
the hangout for department store
girls who found their salaries too
meager for sustenance. To the hall
from all over the city "swell guys"
would come to drink, dance and de
part with, a shop girL The place was
Many of the gang that was to be
seen in the old times would never
have returned had the place opened.
Mrs. Alice Rexroat, a tango teacher
at the old resort, was murdered by
Henry Spencer in Wheaton.
Six of the boy's who hung out at
the place are in prison, implicated in
two auto bandit murders. A dozen
others are serving time for offenses
varying from auto stealing to rob
bery. TODAY'S ODDEST STORY
Cleveland, 0., June 29. Brookside
Park zoo here has the very latest ani
mal freak a horned rooster. Zoo
Keeper Muldoon believes Dick is the
only "deer-rooster" in the world.
Dick's antlers are about two inches
long. Curving gracefully outward
and upward they end in notched
points where they are just begin
ning to fork like the horns of an elk.
Students of American fauna are
stumped. They can't explain the
phenomenon. And the oddest part of
the freak is that the bird is kept in a
"Maybe Dick's environment
brought the horns," says Muldoon.
"But he has 'em all right."
GIRL COUNTESS PUT IN PRISON
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Countess Helene D'Ardey, the 16- A)
year-old girl imprisoned by Germans .
because she "preferred a. king to an r
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The picnic lunch is just a trifle full- -'
er of ants and bugs.this summer than
in ordinary years but they fail to spoil
the fun; lovers can't tell them from.7