National Affairs: Minneapolis Acquittal

As he got out of his car in the alley back of his Minneapolis apartment house at 5:41 o'clock one afternoon last December, Editor Walter Liggett was riddled by five machine-gun slugs. Liggett's weekly tabloid, Mid-West American, had made a business of regularly denouncing the "alliance" between the underworld and Minneapolis and Minnesota officialdom. More recently, he had violently broken with his old political crony, Minnesota's Farmer-Laborite Governor Floyd Bjornstjerne Olson. Editor Liggett's murder, therefore, put Governor Olson in something of a spot, whence he attempted to extricate himself by joining...

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