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Dropping gold standard helped break Lindbergh case

WASHINGTON, Sept. 21, 1934 (UP) - If the United States hadn't gone off the gold standard, the Lindbergh ransom mystery might have remained unsolved.

Lindbergh ransom money was in gold certificates, which were called in by the treasury last year. The appearance of gold certificates, so striking nowadays because of their rarity, put investigators on the trail of Bruno Hauptmann.

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"If it had not been for the president's gold order, about which there has been so much discussion, the case might not have been solved for a long time," a high Justice Department official said.

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