Last week was one of those weeks when there was very little sensational news. For six days the New York Times, which never tries to "sell" the news by dressing it up in big headlines, had nothing bigger on its front page than a two-column head. It was the kind of week when city editors beat the bushes for crime stories—and find them.

New York had two bigtime holdups within 24 hours. In Boston, Alfred Parkhurst, son of Harvard University's assistant business manager, went to jail for two years for stealing G.I. students'...

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