NEW JERSEY: Frank Hague's Pawns

From New Jersey's industrial Hudson County, where disdainful Frank Hague rules like a dictator, came a shocking story of personal oppression. Eleven Negroes, ten women and a man, have languished for five months in the county jail without any charge against them, unable to see a lawyer, unable to see their families or friends—all because Frank Hague is out to get a political opponent.

Ever since stocky James J. Donovan was elected mayor of the oil-refinery town of Bayonne on a "Home Rule—Not Hague Rule" platform, he has had trouble with Hague's stooges in the county. Soon after Donovan lined...

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