CUBA: Red Book

Policemen the world over are instinctively suspicious of books owned by Communists. Last week Cuban Reds turned this police foible into a deadly trap.

Police Captain Carlos Garcia with three lieutenants and a squad of patrolmen burst into a Havana house when informed by a mysterious telephone call that Communists were holding a meeting there.

No meeting was in progress when the police broke in. but they discovered a few books, probably dangerous. Captain Garcia, closely attended by his three lieutenants, gingerly picked up the biggest book, started to open it. With a...

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