Once again the TV plays an important role in crime prevention; at least this time it’s sitting at eye level. Once again, Mr. District Attorney seems to be so besotted by the medium he can’t quite figure out his priorities. Last week it was secret messages sent through elaborately staged automobile-testimonial commercials; this time he’s distracting the public from actual crime by telling people to look for a prank letter writer.

What is the guy at home saying? How is that pronounced? I’m ecks ecks ecks!

How he’s trapped isn’t exactly clear, but it does make one long for the days when a crook could be identified by handwriting. Ah for the days of somewhat-literate criminality.