The Press: The Face Is Familiar

Leafing through the St. Paul Dispatch last fortnight, Jimmy Lewis, 14, caught his breath as he came upon two rogues'-gallery photographs of a tough-looking customer. The story with the pictures, one of a series' on public enemies by Hearst's International News Service, identified the man as William Raymond Nesbit, 50, Iowa jewel thief, murderer-by-dynamite and escaped convict. Jimmy thought the face was familiar; it looked like "Ray," a man who was living in a cave in a park not ten minutes from St. Paul's downtown.

Jimmy and five of his pals went to Indian Mounds Park and tiptoed up to the cave....

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