U.S. At War: FBI-Opener

FBI headquarters in New York City felt the pinch of shame. This sanctum of super-sleuths had been entered by stealth and pilfered with profit. Almost worse, two detectives of the city police force succeeded where the Federal men had failed, snagged a Negro porter who, they claimed, confessed the theft. The loot: two expensive miniature cameras, a telephoto lens. The accused: Charles Beverly Grayson, a WPA porter who had once worked at the Federal Court House, New York headquarters of the FBI.

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