VII-"Seven Days in the Madhouse!" - Frank Smith - Chicago Daily Times

VII-"Seven Days in the Madhouse!" - Frank Smith - Chicago Daily Times

Crazy Rhythm Dance at Kankakee

by: Frank Smith | publication date: July 23, 1935 | Publication: Chicago Daily Times | pages: 3

"Johnny N----, the clothesroom man, was fast becoming a friendly source of institutional information. Possessed of a ground parole, he was my one contact with the outside world. He bought my cigarettes, took my clothes to a quick-service laundry, slipped in a savory hamburger sandwich when the "house" meals became unbearable. Johnny should be able to tell me how to get a view of the dance. I asked him. "Ford," he replied, "don't miss the dances while you're here if you possibly can make them. They're a riot. And there are some honeys amongst the nurses. Ask Denny, he might fix it up for you. . ."

The seventh and one of the more amusing installments in his "Seven Days in the Madhouse!" series, here Frank Smith reports on the co-ed dances held at Kankakee.

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