Radio: Exit Shooting

In four and a half years on the air, the CBS Gang Busters stood off many an attack. When parent-teacher associations complained that their re-enactment of underworld derring-do was bad stuff for children, Gang Busters pointed out that the little ones couldn't learn too early that crime does not pay. When Probation Officer Frank Xavier Reller of St. Louis denounced the program for inspiring juveniles to concoct all kinds of deviltry, Gang Busters boasted that over a hundred mobsters had been brought to justice through aerial tips that they supplied.

But last week Gang Busters faced a foe that got them down....

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