Miscellany: Jun. 30, 1930

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In London, Commissioner of Works George Lansbury opened the Serpentine, muddy little lake in Hyde Park, to public bathing for women. Up got Kathleen Murphy from her bed in London's purlieus at 3 a. m.; to the Serpentine went she. Others dove in before the official opening hour (4:30 p. m.), were arrested, but not Kathleen Murphy. Shivering in rain she waited, was first officially authorized Serpentine woman bather. Explained Kathleen Murphy: "I've never been first in anything in my life. . . ."


In Chicago, a gunman held up the cashier...

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