MISSOURI: Zealous Judges

The exploits of New York City's vigorous young Racketbuster Thomas Edmund Dewey* not only gave impetus to a new cinema vogue but set up a lively demand for real life counterparts as well. Last month, before his legislature met, Missouri's Governor Lloyd Crow Stark published a tempting want ad. If any place needed a Dewey, thundered the Governor, it was that haven of corruption, Kansas City, stamping ground, of his old enemy, Boss Tom Pendergast. Governor Stark ordered his Attorney General Roy McKittrick to go into action. Last week the play was...

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