National Affairs: Blinks of Philadelphia

It was difficult to prophesy election results in Philadelphia. The effect of Philadelphia's bootleg investigation had to be considered (TIME, Sept. 17 et seq.). In that citadel of Vare Republicanism the Volstead act carried all its ghostly, malevolent outriders. Flagrant police corruption had been exposed. Suspects in higher positions has ceased to wink, begun to blink. The Vare regime was receiving unwelcome, unpleasant publicity.

It was District Attorney John Monaghan who directed the Special Grand Jury's investigation. During the eleven weeks before Election Day he arrested more than 40 policemen and racketeers.

He...