RACES: Reprehensible

All crimes cannot be neatly dovetailed into the law. Anna Laura Lowe committed no crime when in 1920 she married an ancient, incompetent Creek Indian named Jackson Barnett. It was no crime for her to hire lawyers, who successfully induced Commissioner of Indian Affairs Charles H. Burke to release $1,100,000 of her husband's royalty oil riches for distribution to herself and the American Baptist Home Mission Society (TIME, Feb. 18).

But her conduct was "reprehensible" in the findings of special-Assistant-to-the-Attorney-General Pierce Butler Jr., son of Associate Justice Butler of the U.S. Supreme...

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