NEW YORK: To Be Continued

After its first indignation at the discovery that Brooklyn cops had been taking a million dollars a year in bribes from bookies. New York City seemed to relax and enjoy the scandal. This was due, in part, to a certain reluctant civic pride in the proportions of the skulduggery. But mostly it reflected the city's undisguised delight in its new police commissioner. As he took office, burly, well-tailored Thomas Murphy (TIME, Oct. 2) gave New Yorkers the same deliriously doomlike sense of expectancy they had experienced when Babe Ruth strode to the plate in Yankee Stadium.

Lawyer Murphy, already famed...

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