National Affairs: Vanishing Henchman

Concrete, crushed stone, pipe, real estate and liquor were some of the business sidelines from which leathery old Tom Pendergast drew copious revenue during his long reign as Democratic boss of Kansas City. When Pendergast was indicted last month for evading Federal income taxes on $315,000 of alleged boodle received in 1935 from an insurance rate "fixing" (TIME, April 17), one man quizzed closely by the Treasury's agents was Edward L. Schneider, secretary-treasurer of eight of the Boss's businesses. Fortnight ago, presumably on Schneider's testimony primarily, Boss Pendergast was indicted again, this time for evading taxes on $128,550 income in 1936....

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