The Press: Back on the Beat

In a Tulsa courtroom, U.S. Attorney B. Hayden Crawford charged that Tulsa Tribune Reporter Nolen Bulloch, famed for his exposes of bootlegging and political corruption, had actually for nine years masterminded an underworld ring that smuggled liquor into legally dry Oklahoma (TIME, March 11). Bulloch, roared the prosecutor, was the conductor of "a streetcar named Desire—and the desire was for money." He wanted Reporter Bulloch convicted on a conspiracy charge.

Last week, after seven days of inconclusive, often contradictory testimony from a parade of bootleggers, prostitutes and hoodlums called as government witnesses, Prosecutor...

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