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Established July 4. 1832. As a Daily Newspaper,
by Jesse O. Wheeler
J. M. STEIN . Publisher
RALPH L. BUELL . Editor
Published every afternoon (except Saturday) and
Sunday morning. Fntered as second-class matter In
the Postofilce, Brownsville. Texas.
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SUBSCRIPTION* RITES
By carrier—Tn Brownsville and all Rio Grand* V*lley cities
Me * week; 7Sc a month
511*11—In The Rio Orande Valley, tn advance: one year.
; six months 83 75; 3 months 82.
By Mall—Outside of the Ro Grande Valley: 75c per
month. 89 00 per year: 6 months. 84 50 _
Friday, April 12. 1925
Du*t Storms
Wafted on a strong north wind, the problem of
the Middle Western and some of the Southwestern
states was brought home to the Rio Grande Valley
Thursday afternoon In the shape of the first real
dust storm this section has ever experienced.
We have all of us read about these dust storms,
many of us have seen newspaper photographs or
movie reels showing the havoc of desolation they
have brought, but somehow it makes us all think
twice of their real significance when we realize that
the dust of Thursday and Friday came to the
southernmost border of the United States from
Kansas, North and South Dakota, the Texas Pan
handle and Oklahoma, hundreds and almost thou
sands of miles away.
Top soil has been taken from the farm regions of
those states In countless tons and borne by the winds
U> all sections of the country. A newspaper photo
graph the other day showed a Kansas field in which
the soil had been lifted away until roots of sprouted
wheat were standing inches above the top of the
ground. Another picture showed a tuft of buffalo
grass rearing into the air some four or five feet
above ground level, and the buffalo grass was rest
ing on what had been the former ground level. Five
feet of top soil blown away!
The reason is easy to see The remedy is hard to
figure out.
Years ago when the "bonanza * fields of wheat
were planted, the plains of the Middle ~est were
put in cultivation, the native grass p.owed under
until now It has almost disappeared. Came the
worst urought in history. No moisture to sprout
wheat and com. no plant life to hold the soil to
gether. The ground dried out and the winds came
The obvious remedy is of course to re-sod a great
portion of the lands affected with native grass. How
that grass can get a start without ram is a prob
lem What the iarmer whose farm Is turned back
to nature will do for a living is still another prob
lem
These families who are so affected by conditions
which have brought about these dust storms are
offshoots of the pioneering stock of America. Their
forefathers homesteaded these lands back in the
days when railroads were non-existent in that ter
ritory’ They broke the way for the civilization of
the Middle West of today. The danger of Indian
forays, the ravages of winter, the heat of summer—
they withstood them all.
Their contribution to the progress of the nation
has been great, the nation must return th%debt It
owes, but how?
Real Estate Sales
Valley money has been invested In two apartment
buildings in Brownsville recently, and local real
estate men remark that signs are potent for a re
vival tn Brownsville real estate activity.
Such a revival Is long past due.
There Is every prospect for an advance in real
estate values as a result of the building of the
Brownsville port. There is talk of inflation tn the
air. If inflatior. no matter how modified, does come,
those who invest row in reil estate holdings will
benefit when the Brownsville port is completed
Tn two or three years we will be hearing the same
•ort of talk we heard a few years ago, "I remember
when I could have bought that residence for 15 000
and it sold the other day for $10,000 "
The wise investor will be looking for Brownsville
real estate.
Why Not a Right Turn? #
Why not amend Brownsville traffic regulations to
allow a right turn, with proper restrictions, on a red
light?
Such a procedure Is allowed in practically every
city in the country with traffic lights.
Many times a right turn on a red light is much
safer, much more convenient to all on the street,
than a right turn on a green light when the auto
1st is going directly Into foot traffic.
We repeat, why not a right turn on a red light?
Child Specialist Most '
Interested in Quins
-- -j
By DR. MORRIS F1SHBEIN
Editor. Journal of the American Medical Association.
and of Bygeia. the Health Magazine
Primary interest in the Dionne quintuplets is held
by doctors and welfare workers. Certainly, specialists
in feeding and rearing of Infants are going to learn
a great deal from these babies.
Already they have learned much concerning the
factors necessary to rear premature children to suc
cessful life. It Is well known that the mortality
among premature babies la excessive in spite of the
best possible care.
Mortality among twins and triplets in premature
births 16 enormous. Survival of these babies is char
acterized as phenomenal.
A premature baby is not developed sufficiently In
its nervous system to provide for the automatic reg
ulation of its breathing or of its body temperature.
Its feeding and digestive powers are very feeble.
Furthermore, the premature baby is likely to suc
cumb to any number of Infections to which it is eas
ily exposed.
Successful rearing of the quintuplets depended on
the provision of the right kind of air, the mainten
ance of proper body temperature, the feeding of
a sufficient quantity of properly collected and pre
served human milk, and extraordinary vigilance In
preventing development of infections.
What has been accomplished for these babies may
well be a lesson to parents throughout the world as
to the type of care necessary to be given every Infant
so that he may have the best possible opportunity
for health and successful growth
• • •
While the quintuplets appear to be identical, it
will, of course, require extended scientific study to
determine whether any two of them are Identical or
whether all five are idenitcal
If it should turn out that some are identical and
the others fraternal, that if. that several came from
one egg cell and the others from individual egg cells,
the studies will furnish most extraordinary infor
mation.
No doubt, as these Infants grow, they will be sub
jected to serious study not only of their physical
characteristics, such as their sizes and measurements
and thumb prints or other physical formations of
their bodies, but also of their mental development.
Will one learn faster than the others? Will one
develop musical talents ®nd the others ability to
paint or to dance?
They are going to have a life that is to be lived
j m a glass house, with all the world studying through
, special lenses.

American audiences are good, but not as warm aa
the English But they are much better than in France,
where they shout at you. and in Italy, where they
throw chairs at you. —Nick Romoff, pantomime artist
visiting in U. S.
In history, whenever the banking system of a na
tion has been made subservient to the politics of a na
tion, that banking system has inevitably been de
stroyed — Jouett Shouse. head of American Liberty
League
To organize a strike against war »* to show a
strange lack of sense of humor, for the strike itself is
a form of war.—Dr. Nicholas Murray Butler, com
menting on national student anu-war movement.
'
We cannot in fact believe that those who must
have the prosperity and well being of tjieir peoples at
'■ heart can wish to plunge them into slaughter, ruin,
and extermination—Pope Pius XT.
One automobile or airplane crash usually does more
damage than all the cocktails a person could drink —
Surgeon General H S. Cumming of U. S Public Health
Service.
Food intoxication and alcoholic intoxication are j
similar in many respects. Each has its origin in
perverted appetites.—Dr. R P. Baker, of Pennsyl- j
vania, addressing osteopaths' convention.
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makes a treaty of
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fans to announce
cj}/ch teams are <pmg
to unn the pennant.
The World
At a Glance
BY LESLIE EICHEL
(Central Pres* Stall Wnten
NEW YORK, April 11. — The
weakness of NR A lies in its creation
and protection of monopolies. Its
strength lies in certain elements of
it that shorten the hours of labor
and bar child labor.
Critics of NRA. however, assert
that the monopolistic features are
too dangerous to be assuaged by the
benefits of the other features.
Critics of monopolies, and other
problems of the day. are referring to
Henr George, noted American eco
nomic writer of more than half a
century ago.
And the writer of this column has
been making a re-analysis of the,
Henry George works. They seem to
touch the problems of todav as clear
sightedly as the problems of the
post-Clvil war period.
• • •
George On Monopoh
Henry George wrote this on mo
nopoly in 'Social Problems" 52
years ago:
“I am not denouncing the rich
nor seeking, by speaking of these
things, to excite envy and hatred
But if we would get a clear under
standing of social problems, we must
recognize the fact that It Is due to
monopolies wrhtch we permit and
create, to advantages which we give
one man over another, to methods
of extortion sanctioned by law and
public opinion, that some men are
enabled to get so enormously rich
while others remain so miserably
poor.
“If we look around us and note
the elements of monopoly, extor
tion and spoliation which go to the
building up of all. or nearly all, for
tunes. we see on the one hand how
disingenuous are those who preach
to us that there is nothing wrong
in social relations and that the in
equalities in the distribution of
wealth spring from the inequalities
of human nature.
“On the other hand we see how
wild are those who talk as though
capital were a public enemy, and
propose plan* for arbitrarily re
stricting the acquisition of wealth.
Capital is good; the capitalist is a
helper, if he is not also a monopo
list We can safely let any one gn
as rich as he can if he will not de
spoil others in doing so."
• • •
Man-Made Wrings
Henry George added:
"There are deep wrongs in the
present constitution of society, but
they are not wrongs inherent in the
constitution of man nor in those j
social laws which are as truly the
la vs of the Creator as are the laws
of the physical universe
“There are wrongs resulting from
bad adjustment* which it is within
our power to amend.
The ideal social state is not that '
in which each man gets an equal
amount of wealth, but in which each
man gets in proportion to his con
tribution to the general stock.
“And in such a social state there
would not be less incentive to exer
tion than now; there would be far
more incentive.
• • •
"Give Them Cake
Henry George dramatized his ar
gument in this manne*.
“ Why do they cry for bread?
asked the innocent French princess,
as the roar of the fleece, hungry mob
resoundeS through thf'Tourtyard ol
Versailles If they have no bread
whv don't they eat cake?’
“Vet. not a fool above other fools
was the pretty princess, who never
in her whole life had known that
rake was not to be had for the ask
ing.
“ Why are not the poor thrifty
and virtue.: and wise and temper
ate?’ one hears in luxurious homes
when such subjects are mentioned.
“What is this except the question
of the French princess? Thrift and
virtue and wisdom and temperance
are not the fruits of poverty . . .
The old idea that everything in
the social world is ordered by the
Divine Will—that it is the mysteri
ous dispensations of Providence
which give wealth to the few and
order poverty as the lot of the many,
make some ruler* and others serfs—
is losing power. But another idea
that serves the same purpose is tak
ing Its place. We are told, in the
name of science, that the only social
improvement which is possible Is by
a slow race-evolution, of which the
fierce struggle fo rexistence is the
impelling force . . .
“Lying beneath such a theory is
the selfishness that would resist any
inquiries into the titles to the wealth
which greed has garnered, and the
difficult, and indisposition on the
part of comfortable classes of real
ring the existence of any other
world than seen through their own
eyes "
• • •
life Solution
Henry George had a solution
which in this day is not considered
by persons “on the left” as sufficient
of a solution. This is the nub of
the Henry George solution:
Tb abolish all taxation except
that upon land values."
Said Henry George
“W every civilized country, even
the newest, the value of the land
taken as a whole is sufficient to bear j
the entire expense* of government." I
News
Behind the
News
Capital and world goMlp. event*
and personalities, in and out at
th. news, written by a group of
tearless and Informed newspaper
men of Washington and New York.
This column is published by The
Herald aa a news feature. Opinions
expressed are those of the writers as
individuals and should not be in
terpreted as reflecting the editorial
policy of this newspaper.
WASHINGTON
By George iiurno
Grievance* — The White House
maintain* &teadta*tly that when
James A. Parley does retire from
one of his jobs It will be the demo
cratic chairman*hip. And this wont
be m the immediate futu.e. It is
safe to say.
Other inspired New Deal sources
are spreading the story that it is true
all right that Farley will quit the
cabinet after congress adjourns—
out not until adjournment in 1937.
I he inference is that Big Jim will
continue malting himself the best
cabinet record possible until time to
.-up out and run for Governor of
New York in 1938. All of which Is
^.tdicau-d on the presupposition
Mr. Roosevelt will be reelected next
year.
Most sideline observers here have
figured Farley's organizing talents
would be neeedd in the field for
lire approaching campaign just as
tr.ey were prior to 1932. When Wal
ter Brown was Postmaster General
under Herbert Hoover, he shied
clear of the republican national
chairmanship, saying he oould func
tion politically more efficiently from
the cabinet post. Farleys friends
are now saying Brown had the ngnt
ic.es.
Meanwhile democratic senators
congressmen with patronage and
other grievances are trying hard by
Indirection to ease Big Jim out of
both Jobs If possible—politics being
that son of a game.
Yearning—In Department of Com
merce comdors the rumor has been
gravitating among sub-officials for
reeks that Parley was on the way
out of the Hot. Office Department
and that ^Secretary of Commerce
Daniel C. Roper would switch over
to direction of the mails.
Whether this ever develop* or not
t.:ere is a grave suspicion that the
wish may have paternal influences
or. the thought. "Uncle Dan" Roper
has been so busy fronting for the
New Deal that his Comme.ce De
partment has become involved in
some internal politics. There is fric
tion in the commerce setup that
Unc le Dan himself probably doesn't
know about. Those "agin him" are
spreading the word he is soon to
become postmaster general. Who
knows but w’hat he'd like the Job?
• • •
postponed—Senate administration
W aders were forced Into the open the
other day on the question of that
30-hour week bill. It now appears
that the White House definitely
wants to leave the question of work
ing hours to NRA—which still awaits
rejuvenation.
Scj.atcr Hugo L. Black *D) of Ala .
who nas been sponsoring the 30*hour
week for nearly two years unexpect
edly jolted the leadership of Senator
Joe Robinson the other day when he
moved for immediate consideration
of his measure.
Senators were quick to announce
that in opposing an instant vote they
did not want necessarily to be re
corded as opposing the general Idea
of the Black bill. The measure went
over and a bystander would get the
impression It will go over into next
year's session at least,
• • •
Supervision—The big push for
S<niu>r Burton K. Wheelers bill
contemplating government owner
ship of railroads will be deferred at
least until next session.
One reason is that Wheeler at the
mi ment is interested in getting an
investigation of railroad financing
underway. It is in the cards that the
Senate interstate Commerce com
mittee will look this phase of the
problem over before another con
gress convenes.
The interesting angle of the owner
ship bill is that men in the Inter
state Commerce cotnmisison and the
railroad coordinators' office aided
m drafting It. Their reason for
lending a helping hand was that if
such legislation was going to get
serious consideration it should be
sound legislation.
• • •
Hopeful—Only one or two voices
were r.ilsed in the house against
the exemption of "labor" from con
scription in wartime. This item of
the bill to take the profit out of
war was adopted by an overwhelm
ing vote Blanton of Texas, who ha*
no big labor element In his district,
objected strenuously to exempting
labor while drafting everybody else.
“During the World War we had 5.00C
/trikes in this country, and Presi
dtnt Wilson had continual trouble
with labor.” said Blanton. "Final
ly erganized workers got 130 a day
while their brothers were getting $30
a month in the trenches ”
The prevailing opinion in the
house was that "labor" is free and
patroitic. and doesn’t need to be
drafted A strong argument against
specific drafting of labor was that
all men from 21 to 45 were made
subject to milit sit duty anyhow.
• • •
Timber—Gey. Hoffmkn of New
Jersey »1U visit Washington soon,
to widen his acquaintance. He has
stalwart friends who think they see
in him the white hope of the G O
P for 1P36 A few volunteer scout*
who are on the lookout for scund
timber are inclined to think that
Hoffman is not sufficiently trained
for the big race—that he might do
well four years hence
Col Frank Knox is under consider
ation. He is well established in Illi
nois, having become publisher of
the Chicago Daily News In 1931
Progressives who have been sounded
out are favorably Inclined toward
Knox, and regulars praise him
That's going some.
• • •
Tough — Secretary of Agriculture
Wallace may have stuck his neck
out a little too far when he attacked
Senator George, the easy-going,
well-liked Georgian, for planting an
amendment in the work-relief bill
which would have made funds from
that measure available to pay AAA
expenses tn lieu of processing taxes.
The two men have had a talk and
George say* he understands Wal
lace's position better, but they- still
dont agree. George’s amendment
made it discretionary with Presi
dent Roosevelt to order the diver

! THE DUST STORMS WERE JUST A BREEZE
sion and the Senator ran t see why
Wallace got so wrought up.
Those AAA amendments which
would give the administration con
trol over processors and handlers
of farm products arc coming up
again this session They failed
twice but their chances were fairly
bright this time. The question now
is how mad George feels He doesn't
do it often but once he gets his beck
up he s a tough customer If he is
still sore at Wallace when thost
amendments are brought forward
they may die for the third time. This
wouldn t make the packers cry.
Not**—No matter how busy con
gress may be It aliraya flnda an ex
cuse to adjcum over for the open
ing bill game ... It required a per
emptory order to shift th« soil er^n
ion service from interior to agri
culture ...
O' DARK BLOND
_ACAgtETON kFNPPAKE _
BEGIN HERE TODAY
IIIUK ENT GR \ N ES. .frrrUl?
«• GEORGE DRIBGOLD. Rndi her
employer la bl* office dead Mil
llrenl baa a p«lfh<nik In «klf»
Drlai|ald bud b<*un in dictate a
roaftMlua In panic she makes
•waj. replete r* ni n bold nndcr
nn naanmed name.
JARVIS HAI'I*. • atran*er. ol
fera to help her lie aeada brr to
■ beano shop where abe In trans
formed Inin a brand, then takes
ber bnme. ini radartnq ber a* hi*
secretary. She meet's Jlj.pp'a aon.
NORM AN t hla atepaon. ROBERT
CAlHEt and Mil" II % PI*.
That nlfcht ■ note nnder ber door
Inform* Milllcent. -The woman In
black ermine I* here." Milllcent
•era the woman In blaeb drlte
■way and follow* In Robert
Talar*o coupe, but run* out ol «a*
Sbe walks bnme. ruler* the rhanf
fear’* quarter* and Indt blm dead.
Neat moraine SERGEANT
MAHONEY qut-atlofia Milllcent.
Later Milllcent become* pnnlc
• trlrhrn and deride* to ran away
She i* atnpped by Mrs. Happ who
nboata. "Arrest that woman!"
ROW GO ON WITH THE STORY
CHAPTER XXV
SERGEANT MAHONEY stepped
forward and Mid. "Just a min
ute. Mrs. Happ. What is It you
were trying to say?”
•This girl." she said, pointing to
Milllcent. “is the one who threw
the k*»ya Into the pond at tha base
of the fountain."
“How do you know?"
"I saw her.'*
“Are you willing to swear that
you saw her throw the keys?"
• Well. I saw her leaning out of
the window, and there wan a splash
in the fish pond."
“Did you »ee her leaning out of
tha window before or after the
splash in the feh pond?"
"Look here.” she said in her most
Imperious manner, "you can't cross
examine me in this way. I'm telling
you what I saw. and I don’t want
my word questioned."
“I'm not questioning your word.”
Sergeant Mahoney told her. “I’m
only trying to get at the facts of
the case. Now. where were you
when this happened?”
"I was in the yard *
"Did you see her lean out of the
window before or after the bplash?”
“It was afterwards."
“Yon heard the splash?"
“Yea"
“And then what did you do?"
“Then I looked up and saw thla
young woman touting out of the
window."
“How did yon know she had
thrown the keys into the pond."
T felt certain of It."
"Why?"
“Because of the expression on her
face and becauea I bad reason to
believe she was the one driving
Bobs coupe last nVrbt."
“What were your reasons for
thinking that?”
“Because her clothes were
muddy."
“Who told yon that?"
"Vera Duchene. my maid."
• • *
11 f A HONEY shifted his r*fe to
Milllcent “What have you to
say to thla?“ he asked.
“Nothing."
Sergeant Mahoney gravely took
Milllcent by the arm. “May 1 ask
where you were going?” he in
quired.
“I was Just going out."
Sergeant Mahoney turned ber
back toward ber own room. “I
think." he told her. “you and 1
will have a little chat"
Milllcent did not turn ber bead,
but walked steadily down the cor
ridor to her room. Sergeant Ma
honey followed her. siood at one
side to let her enter, smiled a polite
but somewhat -osty dismissal to
Mr*. Happ. tboa doped iho door
dS
and. when Millieent had seated
herself in a chair perched himself
on the edge of her bed.
“You were out last night?" he
asked.
"Yes."
"Did you have Boh Calse's earT*’
“Does It make any great differ
ence^*
“It may."
“Very well then. 1 had It."
“Why did you have Itr*
“I was trying to follow an auto
mobile.”
“What automobile?**
“It was a sedan. The license
number was 9J3410."
“Where did you see this auto
mobile?"
“It left the garage."
“At what time?"
"I don't know It was some time
during the night."
“And you tried to follow It?**
“Yes."
“Why?"
“Because I was interested in And
ing out to whom it belonged and
where it was going.”
“Who was driving it?"
"I don't know."
“A man or a woman?"
"A woman."
“And you didn't follow this sedan
to its destination?" he asked after
a moment,
j "No.”
“Why r
“Because the car I was driving
ran out of gas."
"And then you returned home?"
“Yes."
• • •
riE frowred for a moment and
** said almost musingly. “You had
the keys from the car. You used
j one of the keys to unlock the front
door and let yourself in. Ia that
right?"
"Yea"
"And yon did throw the keys
Into the fish pond?"
“Yes."
• "Why didn't you tell me this be
i fore?"
“Because 1 was afraid to.”
“Did you hear any shot In the
j direction of the chauffeur'a quar
ters?"
"No."
"Did you see anyone near the
chauffeur’s place?"
“No."
"Did yon talk with the chauf
feur?"
"No."
“Did you shoot him?"
“No.*
He stared at her moodily. "I
think.” he said, “you were running
away lust now."
“What if I waar
"It would have been a very bad
thing to do. Tha police would have
caurit you. and your flight would
have been almost a certain sign
of guilt."
Sergeant Mahoney watched her
speculatively for a few momenta
then took from bis pocket • small
automatic.
“Did you ever see this before?*'
he asked
“Good heavens, no?" the said
He extended it to her—the butt
toward her.
“Take It " he said
8he started to reach for K, then
instinctively recoiled from the
weapon. “I don't want to touch it."
He reached across and placed It
on the table by her right hand
‘That gun." be said, "la fully
loaded."
“Will it go off?"
“Not unless you shoot ft."
' Why should I shoot Itr
"1 am giving it u> you." he mlA.
a
so that If you want to make your
escape, you can take thla gun and
get out.”
• • •
L^NUCKLES sounded imperatlra
ly on the door. Sergeant Ma
honey glanced at Mllltcent and
called. “Who a there?”
"Detective Buchanan.”
‘Tome tn. Buchanan.”
The door opened and Bnchanas
pushed his way Into the room.
"I've got something!” ha ex
claimed.
“Cot what?” Sergeant Mahoney
asked him.
“Some woman was In Harry Feld
Inc's room last night She was
probably the one who fired the
shot*
“How do yon know?”
"I found a whlfky flask in the
bathroom. There were fingerprints
00 It I’ve brought out those latent
fingerprints with powder and I’m
satisfied they’re the priat« of a
woman’* fingers " J7
"Where wa* this whisky flask?"
“In the bathroom."
"Did the woman drink the
whisky out of the flask or out of a i
tumbler?” Sergeant Mahoney -sked. *
"Out of a tumbler.”
“Any fingerprints on the tum
bler’”
"They were rather badly smudged.
1 couldn't develop a clear latent
from them. The tumbler evidently
slipped out of her fingers as sbu
set It down and it made a bad
smudge of the fingerprint*."
"Where Is this flaskf*
"I developed the latent* and took
tt Into Mr. Happ's study. I ex
plained the circumstances to Mr.
Happ and got him to leave his
study. He gave ms his key. Ilia
door is locked. I've telephoned for
I the department’s fingerprint expert
| to come out and make photograph*
of the fingerprint*."
Sergeant Mahoney seemed to ba
paying not the slightest attention to
Milllcent.
"What kind of whisky waa ttf*
he asked. "Do you remember the
brand?”
“Yes.” Buchanan said. "Tt waa
rather an expensive brand of
whisky. It’a a brand you wouldn't
expect a chauffeur to drink. It'a
a nine-year whisky, bottled la
bond."
Without taking bis eyea from her,
Sergeant Mahoney said to
Buchanan. “Write down the nine
of the brand of whisky on a pieca
of paper and pass It across to m*
If you will please. Buchanan."
Detective Buchanan pulled a
; notebook from his pocket He took
a pencil and laboriously wrote a
single word. Then he mre the pagw
from the notebook and passed lt%
across to Sergeant Mahoney. Ser-lP
geant Mahoney glanced at the word
on the paper, nodded, folded tha
paper, and placed it on tha tabla
beside the automatic which be had
previously placed there. He reached
t hla right hand Into hit pocket, took
out a pad of paper which be placed
on the table. He held something ta
his left band. Suddenly he got to
bis feet, smiled, and extended hi#
hand to Milllcent
“Well ," be said. “Ill be going.*
Mechanically she gave him he*
> band.
Sergeant Mahoney's fingers
closed over her right hand In 4
vise-like grip. 8he felt something
slapped against her fingers. Than,
before she coaid withdraw her band.
Sergeant Mahoney had snatched
up the pad of paper and praaaad
her fingertips against it .
* - iJn Ba CanfUwuU

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