Miscellany: Sep. 23, 1929

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In Eddyville, Ky., Carl Hord, 27, murderer of a grocer, sat in an electric chair. When the switch was thrown, 2,000 volts went through his body. Murderer Hord slumped, then straightened up. "Boys," he remarked, "I'm not dead."


In Earlyville, N. Y., John Parsons claimed a new record—swore that an electric bulb in his dark hall had been burning steadily for 15 years.


In Bellmore, L. I., potent station WEAF of the National Broadcasting Co. was silent for eight hours. Reason: a bat flew between some condenser plates, died there.


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