POLITICAL NOTES: The Hoffman Case

The Lindbergh Case ended on Sept. 19, 1934 when Bruno Richard Hauptmann was arrested in The Bronx, N. Y. for possession of Lindbergh ransom bills. The Hauptmann Case ended in Trenton, N. J. last week when Hauptmann paid with his life for the murder of Charles Augustus Lindbergh Jr. (see p. 18). When and how the Hoffman Case would end, no man knew last week, but the political life of New Jersey's Governor Harold Giles Hoffman was indisputably at stake.

On the night of Oct. 17, 1935, eight days after New Jersey's Court...