The Press: In Tennessee

Three years ago Tennessee's most potent publisher was big, dynamic Colonel Luke Lea, an A. E. F. artillery officer and onetime Senator. Today he is a man stripped and broken by adversity, desperately fighting extradition to North Carolina where a six-to-ten year prison sentence for bank fraud awaits him. With his crony, Banker-Promoter Rogers Clark Caldwell, Col. Lea was strong in State politics. With his able son Luke Jr. who is also fighting extradition and a heavy fine, he ran the Nashville Tennesseeans (morning & evening), the Knoxville Journal, the Memphis Commercial...

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