Judgment Day

Missouri's present Legislature, packed with city ward heelers and cracker-box statesmen, has set an all-time record for brazen corruption. Grasping members developed "sandbag" legislation to a fine art, used such bills to shake down businessmen and labor unions for everything from new suits of clothes to folding money. Two Legislators were convicted for accepting bribes; the grand jury which indicted them apologized for not trapping more.

Voters, hopping mad, can hardly wait for the Nov. 3 election to turn the rascals out. But well aware is the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, one of the...

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