NEW YORK: New Style Trial

The classic criminal trial in the U. S. is one like that of the late Bruno Richard Hauptmann, a bitter battle of wits in which a prosecutor, inch by inch, weaves a damning web of evidence around a stubborn, close-mouthed defendant. Another kind of criminal trial, hitherto associated with Moscow, was last week proceeding in Manhattan. In it members of a conspiracy stumbled over themselves in their eagerness to confess dastardly deeds, while the only alleged conspirator who did not admit guilt looked as though he could hardly believe his ears.

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