CABINET: A Million Fingerprints

Attorney-General Harlan F. Stone, however he may look upon the mul- tiplication of his duties, set about to carry out the will of Congress. By law, Congress recently provided for a Bureau of Identification in the Department of Justice. The business of the Bureau is to aid police departments throughout the country in capturing and identifying criminals.

A man from the Bureau of Investigation, the Bureau of which the famed Wiliam J. Burns was until recently head, was transferred to be chief of the new Bureau. Under his direction a million fingerprints now in...

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