WOMEN: Bawdy Business

Big-city vice investigations commonly rocket up in a splatter of front-page headlines, sputter out on back pages with a few inconsequential arrests and vague generalities which leave decent citizens no better informed about local conditions than they were before. Last week in Manhattan a racket investigation launched by Governor Lehman provided New Yorkers with an astonishingly detailed exposition of the personnel and workings of organized prostitution.

On trial in Supreme Court were swart, droop-eyed Charles Lucania and nine henchmen charged with having put New York City brothels on a big-business basis. Until...

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