National Affairs: Three Schlemiels

Last August, with the hot breaths of Tom Dewey and J. Edgar Hoover both on his neck, Gangster Louis (Lepke) Buchalter, a fugitive for two years, chose as the lesser of two evils to give himself up to the FBI chief. Month ago he slouched into Federal court. Graduate of the Connecticut Reformatory, Sing Sing, ex-loft burglar, racketeer, gorilla chief, suspected of many a murder, Lepke was there to stand trial on the first of ten indictments for smuggling dope.

A raffish crew of old pals marched up to the witness chair, testified,...

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