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Arraigned in Brooklyn last week charged with possessing a single lottery slip in New York City's celebrated Numbers game was one James Hines, Negro.

"Is Hines your real name?" asked Magistrate Sylvester Sabbatino. The defendant said it was.

"Well," remarked Magistrate Sabbatino, "this is one case where Jimmy Hines gets a break. Go home." Meantime, Harlem's smart gamblers had shifted from Numbers to betting on the outcome of New York's trial-of-the-year, of Tammany Leader Jimmy Hines as the political fixer of the Numbers racket (TIME, Aug. 29, et ante). Mr. Hines was getting...

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