CORRUPTION: Big Bill

The U.S. customs and Prohibition laws are probably the ones most commonly broken by the general run of U.S. citizens. . . . Is a private citizen corrupt, who, by bribery or otherwise, tries to make or save money by breaking or evading the law?

Down a Manhattan pier to meet the Aquitania as she docked last week, moved a ponderous prodigy of a man. Customs inspectors looked his way and touched their caps from a distance. There could be no mistaking who it was—William Hanford ("Big Bill") Edwards, the 300-Ib. onetime Princeton...

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