The week's developments apropos of the newly organized National Crime Commission chairmaned by F. Trubee Davison (TIME, Aug. 10, 24):
Newton D. Baker, onetime (1916-21) Secretary of War, accepted membership on the Commission's Executive Committee over the long distance telephone from Cleveland. Said he:
"The prevalence of violent crimes is terrifying. Nothing short of a national emergency would have induced me to undertake this work."
West to East. William B. Joyce, Chairman of the National Surety Co. (Manhattan), issued warnings that bands of desperate western criminals, foiled by vigilance committees at home, are now descending...