National Affairs: By the Bucketful

Five years ago Colonel Edward J. Murray was given the key to Los Angeles. As commander of Los Angeles' own 160th Infantry he was praised to the skies by Mayor Fletcher Bowron.

As the years passed, Colonel Murray led the 160th in bloody Philippine fighting. Then, after V-J day, he became the officer in charge of the Bank of Japan's vaults. But after he had had a leave home to Palo Alto, U.S. Customs men began to take an interest in the Colonel's affairs. Smuggled diamonds had begun to appear in San Francisco's gem market.

Last week, beribboned and jaunty, fresh off the...

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