The Press: CRUSADE

Through the windows of bootlegging, murder, general crime, the Scranton Sun (W. H. Hallstead, II, publisher) has been for some months tossing editorial bombs. Nearby shanty towns were special targets for attack. Wide-awake criminals and sleepy municipal destroyers were flayed valiantly. Criminals found paths of their pravity hindered.

Sixteen sticks of dynamite went off at the back of the Sun office. New Year's Eve celebrants in the explosion area were bruised, cut by flying glass. The shop was shaken; partly shattered. Police called it crime fighting against the Sun's crusade.


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