PROHIBITION: Fall Guy

Returning via Key West from a Caribbean junket two years ago, Chicago's Congressman M. Alfred Michaelson was allowed "free entry" for ponderous baggage, which, on investigation, was found to contain kegged gallons of rum, bottled quarts of strong liquors. A U. S. judge at Key West harkened to the Congressman's plea that the liquor belonged to his brother-in-law Walter Gramm. Congressman Michaelson was exonerated (TIME, May 20). Last week another U. S. judge at Key West accepted Brother-in-law Gramm's plea of guilty, fined him $1,000 and costs.

"He was a 'fall guy,'...

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