The Press: Justice Upheld

In Knoxville, Tenn., one day last week, grey-haired, 67-year-old Ed McNew appeared in court, handed over a check for $118, and set out for the county workhouse, under guard. The crime for which he was about to pay was two years old, began one summer night in 1938, when Ed McNew was sitting quietly in front of his office on a Knoxville street.

A professional bondsman, softspoken, paunchy Ed McNew was quite an elusive figure to Knoxville citizens. For months before his crime the press had denounced his influence with judges and police, had tried...

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