The Press: Red's Reward

Into Tampa, Fla. last week swept the Senate's Kefauver committee on interstate crime. The committee was not there to take Tampa's winter sun; it was in Florida to investigate reports that Tampa was the center of a crime syndicate that ran a dope-smuggling ring and a lottery with a take of $20 million a year. For the Tampa Tribune (circ. 101,051), the committee's arrival was a fine acknowledgment of the paper's three-year-old crusade against Florida crime. In the course of its campaign, the Tribune had toppled four state officials from office, helped bring some 50 gamblers to court, and with the...

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