Miscellany, Jul. 31, 1939


In Omaha, Neb. a sign painter named Oscar ("Wiggie") Wiggenjost, whose wife Helen had flounced out of the house with the haughties, hired Skywriter Joe Jacobson to try to get her back. Across seven miles of sky, in letters half a mile high, Airman Jacobson skywrote: "Wiggie loves Helen." The unfeeling wind smudged the message into illegibility, and Wife Helen kept mum.


In Princetown, England, home of famed Dartmoor Prison, villagers watched open-mouthed while a uniformed convict shambled sheepishly through the town, knocked at the prison gates, shouted: "I've been locked out."...

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