CRIME: Atrocious Revival

During May, for lack of funds, John Edgar Hoover furloughed half the 670 operatives of his Federal Bureau of Investigation and closed five regional offices. June was to have meant furloughs for the other half of the G-men,* but last week friends in Congress assured Chief Hoover that the final Deficiency Bill, to be reported out of committee this week, would provide funds to keep FBI at full strength. Two atrocities and a ruined weekend helped produce this good news.

The ruined weekend belonged to Mr. Hoover. His Memorial Day holiday in Manhattan...

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