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A FORCEFUL ARGUMENT
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A store wrecked by a racketeer's bomb

arage[[Garage]] Owners Association, left the arage[[garage]] owners without any plan of ohesion[[cohesion]] and easy prey to various schemes of exploitation.

Then-enter the racketeer. He was the David Ablin, otherwise known as Cockeye Mulligan." He was a large an[[man]], physically, six feet tall or more, nd[[and]] he had large ideas. He saw at a ance[[glance]] just what the automobile industry needed. It needed a first class association."-latest racket model, ully[[fully]] equipped. So he organized the Mid-West Garage Owners Association. Membership was compulsory. For a Chicago garage owner to refuse to join, was to invite the explosion of a bomb, broken plate glass windows, the slugging of himself or his employees or both, and other violence and vandalism equally destructive and effective. Garages were invaded at night.

Coincident with this vandalism the Police Department suddenly instituted a campaign to rid the city streets of all-night parking. Persons leaving their cars in front of their homes all night or until after the midnight hour were presented with arrest slips and subsequently fined for violation of a police order. When this did not bring all the results desired, the police started to tow parked cars into the Municipal Garage, charging the luckless owner the full towing fee, plus storage charges, plus a fine for violating a police order! Disabled cars, left temporarily at the side of the street wh[[while]] the driver went for aid, were apt turn up hours later in certain garage miles away, with a bill to pay for unordered towing. 

Naturally, under the urge of an organization genius like "Cockeye Mulligan," it was not long until almost every garage owner became a member of the Mid-West Garage Owners Association. He could not afford not to belong. When there were no longer any independent or non-members to be coerced into membership, the vandalism stopped. Occasionally there was a bomb, or a mysterious fire, or a few windshield smashings and tire puncturings, but these were merely minor pleasantries to discipline garage owners who did not fully realize their duty to their association, failed to recognize its advantages and benevolences and foolishly believed that as American citizens they had a certain degree of independence.

Mr. Albin, otherwise "Cockeye Mulligan," was not without his personal tribulations. Success begets emulation-and envy., He really had little time to devote to keeping a close enough watch over either his enemies or the envious. They took him "for a ride" Early on the morning of June 3, 1928, he was dragged from his automobile as he drove up before his residence, thrown into another automobile, carried a few blocks away, shot with a revolver, and tossed out on the street and left to die.

He recovered. Then he "resigned" from the association on the ground of "ill-health."

(Copyright, 1929)

[Pelham Sun May 21, 1929]
Donald B. Waugh
Wins Holton cup

Son of Dr, and Mrs. L. Waugh Wins Trophy Presented by W. B. Holton At Wesleyan Decathlon

Donald B. Waugh son of Dr. and Mrs. L. M. Waugh, of Cliff avenue, has won the Holton Trophy in the freshman decathlon, at Wesleyan University last week. Waugh outstripped his nearest competitor, G. R. Vila, by a margin of nearly 120 points. Waugh's outstanding performances were in the high hurdles, high jump, 100 yard dash, and he made good scores in the remaining events.

Waugh totalled 669.85 points. His nearest rival scored 550.7 points. The events which constitute the decathlon are the 100 yard dash, the 440 yard run, the 120 high hurdles, the mile run, the running high jump and the running broad jump, the 16 pound shot put, the discus throw, the javelin throw, and the pole vault.

The Holton Trophy was donated by W. B. Holton, Jr., of Rockledge drive Pelham Manor, who was a member of the class of 1910 at Wesley, chairman of the Alumni Council, and has offered a new incentive to freshmen for excellence in track athletics. The freshman who wins a plurality of points in the decathlon each year has his name inscribed on the trophy.
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