National Affairs: Sweet Willie

One day last week Columnist Westbrook Pegler, fresh from his investigations of California Ham & Eggery, visited the office of State's Attorney Thomas J. Courtney in Chicago. What he found in the records there made meat for two columns about meaty William ("Sweet Willie") Bioff, the boss of A. F. of L. labor in Hollywood studios and a potent figure in the U. S. entertainment industry. Sum of Columnist Pegler's findings was that in 1922 Willie Bioff was convicted of pandering, got a six-month jail sentence and $300 fine, lost an appeal, served only eight days of his sentence. Reported also...

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