The Press: Ghosts for Hire

Into Thompson Hall at Teachers College of Columbia University trooped some 60 graduate students for a final examination on mental hygiene. Of those who took that exam last January, one was a ghost: a "Mike Benson" had been hired for $40 to substitute for a student uncertain of his own ability to pass. "Mike Benson" was, in fact, New York World-Telegram & Sun Reporter Alex M. (for

Michael) Benson, 32. And last week, largely on the basis of evidence unearthed by him, the New York District Attorney's men raided eight Manhattan agencies engaged in...

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