GRIME: Cash & Catch

CRIME

Not from the West, where his family's lumber kingdom lies, but from Washington, D. C. last week went news that one of 9-year-old George Weyerhaeuser's kidnappers had been caught, another identified. Few were the facts which Chief J. Edgar Hoover of the Department of Justice's Bureau of Investigation chose to reveal, but they were enough to make the nation cheer for its police, blush for its prisons.

Promptly on George Weyerhaeuser's release after payment of $200,000 ransom (TIME, June 10), Chief Hoover had issued a serial number list of the ransom bills,...

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