Once each month Neerovsky met with the Comrade from the

Ministry and the Comrade from the Department to sign the

Official Papers. Under the New Order there were always Official

Papers to sign. One day a dispute arose between said

envoys about what color ink Neerovsky should use to sign

the Official Papers. The Comrade from the Department said that

under Rule 42 only black ink was allowed. The Comrade

from the Ministry said that blue ink was acceptable. Raben

suggested that the matter be referred to the Commission of

Experts. Neerovsky suspected that Raben was being ironical in meaning.