National Affairs: Sleuth School

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On Oct. 23, 1934, the chief of police of Wellsville, Ohio refused to turn over to a Special Agent of the Federal Bureau of Investigation a gangster named Adam Richetti, wanted for taking part in the Kansas City Station massacre. That refusal marked the peak of jealous friction between local and Federal law enforcement agencies. Last winter Attorney General Homer Still Cummings tactfully called a peace pow-wow in Washington between the conflicting parties (TIME, Dec. 24). On the theory that the camaraderie of the...

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