Miscellany, Jan. 11, 1937


In East Orange, Vt., New Year's Eve celebrants stripped Marvin Follansbee, 27, cut off his hair, painted him with red and yellow stripes. Next morning the coroner did not know whether Follansbee's death was caused by the alcohol in his brain or the paint in his pores.


In Fowlerville, Mich., portly Mrs. Stella Barnhouse was informed she had been declared "World's Best Liar" for 1936 by the Burlington (Wis.) Liars' Club, which awarded her a medal in the form of a miniature lyre. Liar Barn-house's story: To relieve its hunger, a gargantuan Michigan...

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