National Affairs: Skeleton Uncloseted

The American Federation of Labor has a closet well stocked with skeletons. One of them has recently been rattling the door handle with embarrassing persistence. Last week, to the horror of President William Green, the door flew open.

In Chicago, Gangster Frank Nitti and four aides faced a judge and jury on charges of conspiring to "seize" the Federation's local bartenders' union. Slated for chief witness against them was George McLane, the local's business agent. McLane, assured of police protection, had been frank enough in secret grand-jury hearings. But when it came to saying it out loud in open court,...

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