American Notes: Crime Marches On

AMERICAN NOTES Crime Marches On Bulletins of the decade's first days support Hamlet's alarum: "Rank corruption, mining all within, infects unseen." Thirty-two West Virginians, including a former Governor and other notables, were indicted last week for assorted acts of malfeasance and peculation. In Morgantown, W. Va., a young prosecutor, Joseph Laurita, spent his first year in office crusading against organized crime. He was seriously injured when a bomb went off in his car. New Jersey was lurching through one of its periodic discoveries of mobster influence on public men and public affairs,...