CRIME: Cauterizers

It was just the week for a meeting of the National Crime Commission in Washington, D. C. What looked very much like a grand scale attempt at jury-wangling was fresh on the docket, in the devious history of a successful and therefore widely admired oilman and a onetime Cabinet member (see CORRUPTION, p. 12).

In speeches and interviews, delegates to the Crime Conference dwelt on the jury problem. Mr. Chief Justice William Howard Taft of the U.S. Supreme Court flayed "jurors of weak intelligence" and the prevalent...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!