CRIME: Snatchers Snatched

Each one of the 603 agents and accountants of the Federal Bureau of Investigation is supposed to be ready day or night to "put his old clothes on'' (i.e., go out on a raid). John Edgar Hoover had been in the service 21 years when, fortnight ago, for the first time he put on his old clothes (TIME, May 11). When he took them off ten days later, the Bureau had closed all the 62 kidnapping cases undertaken since the passage of the Lindbergh Law in 1932.

No sooner had he personally directed the...

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