National Affairs: The Good Citizen

Three weeks ago, Arnold Schuster, 24, was going about his uneventful life as a clerk in his father's gents' furnishings store in Brooklyn. Fame touched him when, riding a subway, he spotted Bank Robber Willie ("The Actor") Sutton, the nation's most wanted criminal, on an opposite seat. Schuster's tip led police to capture Willie (TIME, March 3). Then, when the cops tried to hog the credit, he hired a lawyer to establish his claim to a rumored reward.

There was no reward, but just after 9 one night last week, a gunman met Arnold...

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