MASSACHUSETTS: Consciousness of Guilt

Last week Judge Frederick W. Fosdick of the Massachusetts Superior Court handed down a decision holding that two good Bay State Democrats were guilty of accepting graft in a manner intelligible to the humblest citizen. One was James Michael Curley, thrice Mayor of Boston, once Governor of Massachusetts: the other his political satellite. Dr. Joseph Santosuosso, twice Democratic candidate for State Secretary of State.

In 1931, when ruddy, jovial Jim Curley was Mayor of Boston, a city water connection burst, flooding the premises of General Equipment Corp. From Ernest Wr. Brown Co., its insurance agency. General Equipment collected $70,199.29. The...