Eddie Cudahy and Pat Crowe
Scribes Find Hideout
When debriefed about the abduction, young Cudahy told police that the kidnappers drove the buggy in circles for an hour before finally leading him blindfolded up a set of rickety stairs. He said he caught two or three whiffs from the packing house district and knew that he was in
He said he was held with his legs chained but hands free in a room empty except for a single chair and a gasoline stove. Through his blindfold,
They fed him crackers, coffee and cigarettes and treated him pretty well,
One kidnapper had a deep brogue and reeked of booze, and the second disappeared for a long while, apparently while retrieving the ransom.
When the second kidnapper returned,
Cops leaked a few of these details to reporters, and crime scribes Eugene Mayfield and E.H. Henning of the World-Herald set out for
Throwing more egg on the face of Chief Donahues force, the reporters found it before the cops did.
Little more than a shack, the house was located at
Embarrassed, police threatened to arrest the reporters. But Cudahy Jr. and Sr. hurried to the house.
There is no question about it, Eddie said. I am sure this is the place.