Press: Mooney to Jail

Martin Mooney is a lean, hardboiled newshawk who likes dice and drink, prides himself on his intimacy with big-shot thugs. He says he first struck up his criminal acquaintanceship while serving 15 jail terms for nonpayment of alimony. Last week he was on his way back to jail, this time as martyr to an oldtime Press tradition.

For William Randolph Hearst's New York American, Reporter Mooney last spring wrote a series of articles "exposing" New York's "policy" (numbers game) racket. A Special Grand Jury floundering along in one of the city's...

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