National Affairs: Three-Time Loser

One of the presidential candidates in the 1952 election drew a prison term last week. The loser: Vincent Hallinan, 57, high-fee San Francisco lawyer, who got 140,138 votes for President on the ticket of the Communist-backed Progressive Party. The sentence: $50,000 fine and 18 months' imprisonment for evading $36,739 in federal income taxes.

For 1947-50, according to the Government's charges, Hallinan reported only 20% of his law income. Furthermore, he wrote off as business expenses a gymnasium and a swimming pool in his Telegraph Hill dacha. Other deductions included boxing and tumbling lessons for his six sons.

When Hallinan begins serving his term,...

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