In Pressburg, last week, judges sat in solemn conclave over nervous ascetic Professor Bela Tuka, famed savant, charged with high treason. Specific treason: attempting to carve Slovakia out of Czechoslovakia. Despite the fact that an alleged Hungarian spy, Anton Mras, swore loudly that his original testimony against Professor Tuka was false, Bela Tuka was sentenced to 15 years in penal servitude.


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