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Brisk was sunspot activity when, in 1908, Isadore Edelstein first got in bad (for housebreaking) in his home State of Kentucky. Since then the ups & downs of sunspot activity have strangely paralleled the downs & ups in his life. In sunspotty 1927 he was arrested for safecracking and put away for life in Walla Walla prison as an habitual criminal. In 1934, when sunspots were infrequent again, Isadore Edelstein won a parole. But two years later, when the sunspots were whirling in baleful profusion, Isadore Edelstein was nabbed for violating his parole,...

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