Mustn't Say the Naughty Word

In a Manhattan court last week Gambler Alvin Paris was on trial for attempting to fix a professional football game (he was later convicted). First prospective juror was William H. Haskell, a customers' broker for E. F. Hutton & Co. Haskell claimed he could not be impartial in a gambler's trial because: "I'm in the gambling business myself."

The crack was effective: it got Haskell out of jury duty. It also got him out of his job. The New York Stock Exchange, which spent $750,000 last year on ads to keep callow lambs from gambling in the market, revoked Haskell's...

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