THE CABINET: Lines Lacking

A classic situation of rural melodrama is the moment at which the eloping or otherwise errant heroine is asked to produce her "marriage lines." Lack of such is considered circumstantial evidence of the most damning sort.

Last week one Henry M. Blackmer, U. S. citizen residing in France, found himself lacking lines which, though not as intimate as a marriage license yet were of some importance to his wellbeing. For, the U. S. Government had succeeded in taking from him his U. S. passport, leaving Mr. Blackmer in the embarrassing predicament of a...

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