National Affairs: Near Rio Vista

Many a strange and wonderful thing happens in California. When the Sacramento River near Rio Vista—40 mi. northeast of Oakland—receded fortnight ago, the headless body of a young Hindu was found sitting bolt upright, chained to a tractor wheel. He was identified as Sant Ram Pande, 32, engineering student at the University of California. The method of his identification was remarkable. Only three weeks prior he had insisted that his fingerprints be recorded by the State Bureau of Criminal Identification. He had then set out to find...

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