From the Chicago Daily Tribune
Published November 1, 1938
A man stole cash and liquor after lighting a stick of “dynamite” in his mouth. The dynamite was actually a roll of paper used to scare employees and patrons from the establishment.
A dummy was thrown under a car’s tires in a prank to scare motorists.
Some boys and young men involved in a “prank” in which a fence was torn down, the most recent in a string of vandalism which also included breaking windows, stealing lights, and puncturing tires, ended when the frustrated owner fired blindly at the perpetrators, striking a 22-year-old near the kidneys and a 17-year-old in the spine. The younger was injured enough he may not have survived the shooting.
A riot began after police attempted to disperse approximately 300 Halloween celebrants gathered in an intersection.