CRIME: Pony Beater

Of all the thousands of U.S. citizens who have tried to find a "system" for beating the ponies, one man found a sure-fire method. New York City police promptly squelched it, arrested the inventor.

In the studio of Draftsman Ralph E. Layman, police discovered a printing press, dies, a font of the eccentric, misshapen type used to print the code words on mutuel tickets. With this equipment, in an automobile parked near a race track, Layman could be his own totalisator machine, could punch out winning tickets after the race was over.

Detectives said $6,000 worth of Layman's counterfeit...

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