Press: Crusading Realism

Shortly before dawn one day last week an open roadster was whizzing down Manhattan's West Side Elevated Highway. In the car were three men and two women, all awash with liquor. Blind to a bend in the highway, the joyriding driver sent his machine smashing head-on into the steel railing. Two of the men were catapulted to the street below, instantly killed. One of the girls was also tossed out, badly hurt.

To most New York newspapers, this was just one more automobile accident, to be...

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