"If it's only to check, why sign reports with secret code numbers? What kind of reports do you expect?"
"Well you see they don't have to send any in unless there's something special to report."
"Then what you're actually building is an intelligence service as well as a secret army?"
"It's not a secret army" he began.
"What would you call it code numbers, confidential reports, secrecy as to its backers and those who finance it. I believe you're spending a lot of money for printing, mailing, sending out organizers and maintaining offices in San Francisco and Washington, D. C. Who's putting up all that money?"
"Say!" he exploded. "Why do I have to answer these questions?"
I ignored the query and continued taking detailed notes on his typewri