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

Haunted by Kankakee Fire Hazards

Byline: Frank Smith; 1935-07-22; Chicago Daily Times; pages 3

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

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". . .'What,' I asked Max Savoy, one of A-1's attendants, 'what in heaven's name would you do in case of a fire?' 'We'd do our damndest, Ford,' he replied. "We'd have to depend on some of you half-sane guys to help us out with these other nuts. One of the first duties impressed on new attendants, he told me, is the necessity for speed in opening doors and herding out their charges in an emergency. . ."

Description:In this sixth installment of his "Seven Days in the Madhouse!" series, reporter Frank Smith receives his clothes and wanders around Illinois' Kankakee psychiatric hospital where he discovers a complete disregard of fire safety regulations.

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Chicago Daily Times article titled, "Haunted by Kankakee Fire Hazards."Written by Frank Smith as part of his series, "Seven Days in the Madhouse!"