The Press: The Inside Dope

City Editor Al Reck of the Oakland Tribune (circ. 182,876), who likes nothing better than to beat the San Francisco dai lies across the bay, thought he must be having a pipe dream. State Narcotics Agent Fred Braumoeller had walked into the city room and promised him a beat on a hot story in return for the services of a Tribune photographer.

Agent Braumoeller explained that agents of his bureau often have trouble proving cases against dope peddlers because it is simply the word of the agents against the word of the seller. He wanted the Narcotics Bureau to hire a photographer...

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