CRIME: Two & Two

In Chicago on Oct. 2, after more than two years' preparation, the U. S. Government put Samuel Insull, Samuel Insull Jr., and 15 of their associates on trial for using the mails to defraud. In the courtroom a 22-ft. bookcase held two tons of Government exhibits. Two hundred Government witnesses were summoned. Two million words of testimony were taken in the two-month trial. After the first two weeks the jury had pretty well made up its mind. And last week the trial ended. For two hours and two minutes the jurymen deliberated, and then, filing back into...

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