The Press: Upright Spirit

About two years ago able Correspondent Hubert R. Knickerbocker of the New York Evening Post was visited in Berlin by a bald Russian with a trowel beard— Vladimir Orloff, onetime Councillor of State in the Imperial Russian Government. From him Reporter Knickerbocker obtained a number of letters purporting to show that U. S. Senators William Edgar Borah and George William Norris had accepted $100,000 bribes from Soviet agents (TIME, July 22, 1929). After a trial somewhat embarrassing internationally, in which Reporter Knickerbocker was star witness for the prosecution, M. Orloff was...

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