National Affairs: Robinson Mystery

Donald Louis Robinson was born in Queens on March 25, 1905, buried there on March 21, 1909. Ruth Norma Birkland's brief history was somewhat similar: born in Brooklyn Dec. 28, 1909, she was buried there in 1915. A month ago, the chances that these mouldering infants would ever become posthumous celebrities seemed practically negligible. But last fortnight in Moscow a lady who was registered at the National Hotel under the name of long-dead Ruth Norma Birkland called the U. S. Embassy and said that her husband, long-dead Donald Robinson, was missing. When U....

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