NEW YORK: Crime Hunters

After a year of chasing gamblers, chiselers, unusually wealthy police officers and other curious creatures out of the worm; eaten woodwork of the nation's largest city, a New York City grand jury last week sent out a call for reinforcements. The jurors proposed a crime commission of distinguished citizens, to be financed by public contributions. Its job: to keep an eye on officials charged with preventing crime, holler long & loud if they fall down on the job.

By prearrangement, more than 50 distinguished citizens got together within three hours of the...

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