The Press: Day in Court

In Newport, Ky. (pop. 31,044), just across the Ohio River from Cincinnati, gambling houses and brothels have often caused trouble, so newsmen are ever on the alert for stories there. One night last summer, the Louisville Courier-Journal got a solid telephone tip about Newport, and sent Photographer George Bailey hustling to the scene. The tip: Glenn Schmidt's Playtorium, a plush dining-drinking-gambling-bowling club, was about to be raided. The leader of the raid was Newport's Detective Jack Thiem, who had hired 16 private detectives in Louisville, 106 miles from Newport, to help him.

When Photographer Bailey arrived on the scene, he got more...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

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