Miscellany, Dec. 12, 1938


In Washington, the Food and Drug Administration, completing an investigation of powders, pastes, lotions and enamels preparatory to enforcing the cosmetics section of the new Food, Drug, and Cosmetics Act, discovered that modern women paint themselves in 1,400 different shades.


In France, since Munich, wits have referred to Britain's Prime Minister as "J'aime Berlin." In Belgium, having seen that there was one article of worldly goods which Mr. Chamberlain never was without, not only wits but solid citizens began strolling into umbrella stores and asking for "um chamberlain."


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