National Affairs: International Spies

When Hollywood was turning out films about international spies, it was conventional for minor characters in each picture to exhibit abnormal stupidity, thus accenting the shrewdness of the heroes. Last week, a real international spy story spread across U. S. front pages which vividly accented the shrewdness of nobody at all.

Last February, Department of Justice agents arrested a brush-haired American youth of Austrian parentage, Guenther Gustave Rumrich, formerly a sergeant in the U. S. Army, and a plump German fräulein, Johanna Hofmann. Rumrich's blundering offense was describing himself as "Mr. Weston, Under...

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