The Press: Trial & Error

The Page One banner in the New York Daily News screamed: HUNT RED GOON IN UAW BOMBING. Inside, in a four-column, copyrighted exclusive, Reporter Jack Tur-cott put the finger on a mysterious assassin who was the "nation's No. i suspect" in the attempted dynamiting of Walter Reuther's union headquarters in Detroit (TIME, Jan. 2). Police in 48 states, wrote Turcott, were hunting one Paul F. Kassay, described by the News as a "Moscow-trained saboteur" and a "Communist fanatic . . . and avowed party hatchet man" who has been "at large" since another sabotage attempt in 1931.

Three days later, after getting...

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