Miscellany: Sitters

In Baltimore raged a flagpole sitting craze for children. One "Azey" Foreman, 14, claimed a junior championship with a record of 10 days, 10 hr., 10 min., 10 sec. Soon rivals appeared. In a few days, 21 poles bore young perchers, applauded, tended, pointed out by ambitious parents. Unambitious parents had to watch their young to keep them from sneaking up telephone poles. Developments were rapid.

¶ The City of Baltimore announced sitters would need a $1 permit, poles would have to be approved by city engineers.

¶ Ugly rumors spread that...

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