Miscellany, May 6, 1940

Principle In Chicago, a census taker rang the doorbell of Negress Ethel Strouther, politely began to ask questions. Vexed, she grabbed a bottle, flourished it over her head and, as he fled, shouted: "I don't talk to strange men."

Willing

In Chicago, Negro Howard Poe gladly gave a census taker full details of his life, marched to the electric chair, was executed for murdering a policeman.

Carpenter

In Washington. D. C., a census taker stumbled into a wooden shack, found a grizzled old man living with eight pet canaries. His name: Daniel Webster. His age: 74. His occupation: carpenter. His collateral ancestor:...

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