CRIME: Major Crushing

Thomas Edmund Dewey celebrated his 35th birthday last week, but he had to wait until next day to get the finest present of his life. It was given him by a jury which for more than nine weeks had been listening to the case he had built up, as New York City's brilliant Special Prosecutor, against seven men accused of running a Manhattan restaurant racket.

Since June 1935, Prosecutor Dewey had brought 52 loan shark and prostitution racketeers to trial, sent every one to prison. But those convictions had been incidental to his...

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