Miscellany, Dec. 10, 1934


In Brooklyn, N. Y. moans from a dumb-waiter stuck in its shaft brought a call for police at 4 a. m. For one hour 27 men sweated & strained, finally got the moaning dumb-waiter to the roof. Out flopped Ford Jensen, 6 ft. 3 in. Explained Ford Jensen: "I just went for a ride."


In Camden, N. J., Francis B. Weaver, president of the State Board of Tax Appeals, sought to demonstrate in court how his wife choked him by yanking his necktie. "Like this," he said. He jerked...

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