Jack Fleck

October 29, 2002

Post #1562 – 20021029

Dear Mr. Pinkwater,

I was surprised to hear the Chicago had a central traffic control system (“Night at the Department of Water and Sewers” from Funny Times, November, 2002) when you were a kid. Were you kidding? Do they still have it? Does your friend Harry still work there?

I am an interested Traffic Engineer in San Francisco where we are interested in installing a central traffic control system.

Daniel replies:

This took place in the mid-1950s, and I seem to remember it as more or less true...but I could be wrong. Probably everything is different by now. Or maybe not.