Foreign News: Eggshells & Espionage

French newshawks spent a great deal of time last week trying to connect the late Alexandre Stavisky and the great "international spy ring" about which the French police were growing so eloquent following the confessions of U. S. Citizen Robert Gordon Switz & wife. The pay is too small and the risks too great for a swindler like Sacha Stavisky to bother with international espionage. But one connection between the two stories was obvious. Both the Paris police and the Sûreté Générale were under orders to play the Switz spy scare for all...

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