Miscellany, May 22, 1939


In Tokyo, where wartime substitute materials are widely used, A. Tanaka, would-be suicide, wrote to a rope manufacturer: "I had been hanging only a few seconds. Everything was swirling madly. I repented and then the rope broke—your rope. Many thanks."


In Detroit, Mrs. Thomas J. Middleton, Negro, hired a steam shovel to dig holes in her back yard. A dream had revealed to her that gold was buried there. Neighbors were annoyed by the dust, smoke and noise. Said Mrs. Middleton: "They needn't be so uppity. I catch them digging in my...

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