NEW YORK: Safety Play

Memorable for Harry Hopkins' speech in Iowa, which may help decide the Democratic Presidential nomination in 1940 (see p. 11), last week was also punctuated by a speech from the leading Republican Presidential possibility. Scene was the Manhattan courtroom of General Sessions Judge Charles C. Nott Jr. There 62-year-old Tammany Leader Jimmy Hines, a New Deal patronage dispenser in Manhattan, was on trial for serving as prop and protection dispenser for Harlem's $20,000,000-a-year numbers racket (TIME, Aug. 29)* There, too, 37-year-old Republican District Attorney Thomas Edmund Dewey was on trial for his...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!