The Press: Martyr Into Racketeer

"There is venality in almost everyone's life."—Publisher Robert Rutherford McCormick of the Chicago Tribune.

"No innocent man has been murdered [in Chicago] since the World's Fair in '93"—Will Rogers in the New York Times.

Entirely erased from the U. S. Press is the legend of Alfred J. P. ("Jake") Lingle, Martyr—the touching story of the brave crime reporter for the Chicago Tribune who was shot down because he "knew too much" (TIME, June 23). Instead there had taken form by last week the story of Jake Lingle, Racketeer, who sold for fat sums the...

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