Miscellany, Aug. 14, 1939

Servant

In Raleigh, N. C., a Negro servant named Eugene was told by his master to guard his car, stayed faithfully in it four days and three nights. Meantime his master forgot where he had parked, concluded Eugene had run off, stalked darkly homeward after notifying the police.

Mother

In Lanzo, Italy, ornithologists tagged a mother swallow's foot, carried her 79 miles away from her nest, released her. Hurrying back to her babies, she was clocked at an average speed of 108.5 miles per hour.

Name

In Pasadena, Calif., two brothers petitioned to have their names...

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