Miscellany: Sep. 8, 1924

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Dead Cat

In Louisville, "Joe", old black tomcat, came in contact with a blade controlling the current of a 32,000-horse power electric generator, was electrocuted instantly, shut off every electric light in and near Louisville for five minutes, halted street cars, caused $500 damage, "temporarily obscured all but himself from the public eye."


In Boston, Motor Registrar Frank A. Goodwin decreed pictures of red, clad bathing-girls† pasted on motorcar windshields and windows, "a menace," banned them.


In Manhattan, Harry Gross, non-union window-washer, descended hurriedly from his 14-foot ladder, rushed into the building,...

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