The Stars Are Right: The Irish Rose: Cream of Society Fills Rose While Gang War Brews
Cream of Society Fills Rose While Gang War Brews
Police Unconcerned About Potential Murder Spree
The Irish Rose, site of the most horrific murder in recent memory, was packed last night as curiosity seekers from all levels of society filled the previously louche speakeasy. A sign out front claimed the establishment was under "New Management," and staff stated that bootleg alcohol was no longer available for sale. The signature drink - containing no alcohol! - is the Bloody Murder, commemorating the gruesome manner of prior owner Danny Macklin's demise. Several of the more refined clientele were observed walking unsteadily after sampling several of the Rose's non-alcoholic "cocktails!"
Police Investigation into Macklin's murder has stalled. Spokesmen for the department admit they have no leads, although they are of course "pursuing several possibilities." They remain unconcerned about the new war brewing among the barflies and bottle babies.
Published August 8, 1932