National Affairs: Dixie, Doxie & Dewey

Manhattan tabloids shivered deliciously all last week. A bigwig racketeer whom the police had been after for six months had been captured in bed with a red-headed showgirl, which is the sort of story that gives tabloid editors the courage to go on. The racketeer was Julius Richard ("Dixie") Davis, lawyer for Arthur ("Dutch Schultz") Flegenheimer and, since Mr. Flegenheimer's death by violence in 1935, the head of the biggest, crookedest, most profitable racket in the U. S.—the Harlem numbers game. The showgirl was Hope Dare (Rose Ricker), whose chief professional appearance was in 1934 in Life Begins at 8:40.


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