[The Attorney General convened a national conference on crime, December 10-13, 1934, which was attended by 600 representatives of national, state, and local institutions and organizations, public and private. The complete proceedings are published in a volume entitled "Proceedings of the Attorney General's Conference on Crime."Ed.]
I AM wondering if the subject of racketeering is being sufficiently stressed in our program. I pass this along for your consideration. Also might it not be well to have something on interstate compacts? * * * Also regarding the general subject of number games and lotteries generally, there seems to be so much discussion about it lately that some place on the program should be made for this subject.
Generally speaking, I should like to have the program as a whole so comprehensive that practically every aspect of the crime problem could be touched on at one time or another. More formal addresses could deal with the more important questions, but a whole lot of topics could be taken up in the part of the program devoted to open discussion.
I should be very glad if you would think this over carefully with a view to making our program so complete that it will touch every aspect of the problem. I am especially concerned about the open discussion periods.
Let us sit down and reason together, in a non-critical mood, ready, impersonally and objectively, to consider a common problem, ready to admit error as well as to assert the validity of meth