The Press: Conscience of New England

Into a Boston court last week walked Denis W. Delaney; ousted collector of internal revenue, who was convicted more than a year ago of accepting a $7,500 bribe (TIME. Feb. 4, 1952). Delaney was in court because of evidence that had been dug up by the Providence Journal and Bulletin's Reporter John Strohmeyer, who thereby helped touch off the nationwide cleanup in the internal revenue bureau. But the U.S. court of appeals set aside the first conviction and ordered a retrial mainly on the ground that the press furor prevented a fair trial. Reporter...

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