Clipped From Freeport Journal-Standard
of he Is the I so Bicycle Thievery Editor Journal-Standard: At this time, when all law-abiding people are alarmed at the Increase in law violation, it might be well to note, and, to the best of our ability, suppress those lesser activities In our own community which may mean the schooling of a future crop of criminals. On last Friday, for the second time within four months, a bicycle was stolen from my home at 768 West Moseley street. The first bicycle was stolen twice, but recovered after the first attempt from among those parked In the high school racks. It is rather disconcerting to think that thieving might be among the educational developments of today's youth. This second one stolen was an old wheel, which still did duty In taking me to and from work at the post- office, but supposedly was too badly worn to attract the eye of the most covetous bicycle thief. Although Its loss Inflicts a hardship on me, it Is not the intrinsic value of the wheel, tliat prompts me to use these columns, so much as It Is a conviction that due publicity, In the Interest of all who desire to live in a sense of security, should be given to this contemptible racket, with a view to discovering the thief or thieves. The wheel may be described as having a dark frame, of simple construction, rusty handle bars without grips, no front mud guard, worn front sprocket; spokes very loose, especially on front wheel, which had a light tire with bluish tread and was taped In one place. The hind tire was a red one and good; medium width leather saddle. Anyone communicating to me any useful information bearing on this matter will render not only me, but I am sure, to the community also, a much appreciated service. Claud Vore 768 West Moseley street Freeport, 111.