NEW YORK: Cropper

In Manhattan last week a great courtroom drama reached a sudden denouement. Prosecutor Thomas Edmund Dewey having shown to his own satisfaction that Tammany Leader Jimmy Hines was the political fixer for Harlem's numbers racket, had rested the State's case. The defense had begun to put its witnesses upon the stand. One of them, young Lawyer Lyon Boston, onetime assistant to Tammany's District Attorney William C. Dodge, testified that Tammanyite Dodge had deputed him to investigate Tammanyite Hines's long-rumored connection with the numbers racket, that he had found no evidence against Hines. Prosecutor Dewey started cross examining. Suddenly he asked:...