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self either," Burns declared. "And
unless a man is honest with him
self, he can't even trail a sand
piper along a wet beach. For he
will pretend, ev6n to himself, that
he is traveling the right route,
though not really sure in his heart
of hearts that he is!
rt-Because iris- easier.
"Dishonesty always seeks the
"The entire status of the detec
tive is undergoing a great
change," Burns went on. "It is
cominsr at last into its own. It
is the kind of business that youngf
men are going to be proud to be
in in the future, although in the
past it has been left top rnuch to
"I have just taken'into my force
now several young college grad
uate's. They are. learning to be
skilled detectives. They find the
work fascinating, and besides it
appeals to them as service to hu
manity. "WheneverJUook over(a young
man as a possible detective, I look
for six characteristics. They are :
Resourcefulness. , t
"With these qualities any
young man can be trained to be a
sleuth of 'the first water.
' "A detective uses no uncanny
methods for ferreting out crimi
nals. He is only human, after all,
you know, and can only call into
vthe quest the. common tools of
humanity. AH he can do is to
concentrate and develop to their
utmost the six powers I have
"The best way to detect crime
is to SIT STILL in a chair and
THINK. Prowling around in
dark alleyssounds impressive and
thrilling, Cn 'Diamond Dick,' but
it seldom produces pay-dirt in
. "In a given case the thing to do
is to muster all known facts be
fore you, consider them carefully,
analyze them and then to formu
late a theory on thees facts. .
, "And that is where the college
trained mind comes in. It has
been taught to make logical de
ductions, "After the detective has sat on
the seat of his swivel chair in his
home office and thought arid
thought long and hard, as any
business man would think, then
he goes out to test his theory.
"Just as oftenas the facts seem
to change, just so often must the
theory change, sq as to make it
always fit the facts."
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NOVEL IN 3 CHAPTERS
"You are the dearest sweetest,
best hubby in the world!"
"I wonder what she wants?"
"He gave it to me without a
word! I wonder what he's been,
Why is the letter "d" like a.
sailor? Because it follows the "c"