The Press: Smokeout

From the Senate crime committee last week, veteran (49) Chicago Daily Newsman Ed Lahey got a hot tip. The July payroll of the Chicago Downs Race Track Association, furnished under subpoena, disclosed a string of names remarkably like those of certain Illinois legislators. Lahey, well knowing that the race track's harness races had been legalized by a special bill which the 1949 legislature approved unanimously, relayed his tip to the city desk in Chicago.

Chain Reaction. Reporter Charles (Chuck) Roberts* got the job of checking up. One Theodore A. Swinarski was listed on the...

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