Wraith of a dreadful era, Gaston Bullock Means got out of prison last week. Citizens had to tax memory heavily to recall precisely which one he was of the many crooks in the Harding administration.
Means was not involved in the Oil Scandals. The names in that were Fall and Denby, two Cabinet officers who were ousted, disgraced. Fall was tried but not convicted.
Means was not involved in the Veterans' Bureau scandal. The name in that was Forbes, whose term at Leavenworth Penitentiary ended last winter.
Means was only a witness in the Alien Property scandal. The principals in that were Daugherty, the...