Miscellany, Aug. 19, 1940

Toll

At Saunderstown, R. I., Merrill Smith, determined to be the first motorist over a new $3,000,000 toll bridge, spent the night in his car, at the bridge approach. When the bridge was officially opened next morning, Smith fished in his pockets, found he had forgotten to bring any money.

Hurt

In Berkeley, Calif., Henry Atkinson reluctantly drew a bead on his ailing cat, muttered: "This will hurt me more than it will you." He pulled the trigger; the gun exploded. The cat was unscathed. To hospital went Atkinson with a six-inch metal fragment in his chest.

Duel

In Copenhagen, a theatre critic was challenged to...

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