Testimony of Simon Partnoy

Description

Testimony of Simon Partnoy who operated a Kansas City wire service from 1939 to 1950. The wire service, known by various names including Universal News Distributing Company, was owned by Edward Ochadsey, aka Eddy Spitz, "Snag" Klein, Thomas "Tano" Lococo, and Charles Gargotta. The testimony describes Partnoy starting the Eagle Scratch Sheet publication in order to classify the wire service as a publishing company, and receiving threats from Eddy Lenz. A chart illustrates the evolution of the wire service from 1923 to 1950, including name changes, ownership, areas served, and additional comments.

Modern Location
Kansas City, MO
Collection Title, Call or Box Number
RG46, U.S. Senate. Special Committee to Investigate Organized Crime in Interstate Commerce. 5/3/1950-9/1/1951
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Digital Object Identifier
NARADC-RG46-29-0012-0001