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Manuel Chavez, also known as Joe Paiz, was convicted after a jury trial, and sentenced, on two counts of an indictment charging violations of section 2(c) of the Narcotic Drugs Import and Export Act, as amended, 70 Stat. 570 (1956), 21 U.S.C. ? 174 (1958) On this appeal from the judgment of conviction and sentence, Chavez presents several questions pertaining to the statutory presumption, under section 174, arising from proof that the defendant had possession of the narcotic drugs in question.