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YALE HOUDINI RAFFLES NEW HAVEN POLICE BY ESCAPING

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"It's nothing for me to get out of handcuffs under water" declared Sidney Radner, Yale '41, "and as for the New Haven police force, I could go down there tonight and get loose from anything they use on prisoners."

This statement from the Eli Sophomore, made in Commons after dinner recently, provoked several friends to make good his boast. Sergeant Frank M. Newman's best device was a heavy brown belt with handcuffs attached. He strapped Radner in the belt, one used for violent mental cases, and bound his hands in the steel bracelets. The doubting Elis were satisfied that he was securely fastened.

Radner popped into an adjoining room and in three minutes and ten seconds emerged with the unlocked belt in his hands. It was understood he plans to make a career of magic.

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