The Press: I Was the Law

One night last week a hefty (6 ft., 200 Ibs. ) Cleveland patrolman named Henry Gordon paid a surprise call at the home of Police Chief Frank Story, and turned in his badge. Next day the whole town shared the surprise. Cried Scripps-Howard's Cleveland Press across eight columns: PRESS WRITER BARES SECRET, WAS POLICEMAN SIX MONTHS. Crowed Editor Louis B. Seltzer, whose Press covers Cleveland like a mother hen : "This is the first time that any paper in the country has obtained the inside story of the workings of a police department...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!