CORRUPTION: Scranton's Jermyn

To county jail for a year last week went one of Scranton, Pa.'s most wealthy and politically potent citizens. He was Edmund Beson Jermyn, scion of one of those old Scranton families whose farms were found to cover coal. Now more than 60, he had respectably acquired banks, hotels, real estate. Twice (1914-18, 1926-30) he was mayor of Scranton. The citizens were proud of him, suspected nothing until his last year in office when ugly stories of graft and corruption began to seep from City Hall. A grand jury investigated, found that racketeers...