Miscellany: Jun. 27, 1927

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In Paris, one Renée Valette, 18, leaped from the Eiffel Tower to die, as many another had done successfully. After twirling down 35 feet, her skirt caught on a projection, where she dangled until workmen, scolding, hauled her to security.


In Chicago, one Burton Parquette, 23, arrested last week, pleaded with policemen: "Let me run. If you shoot me, all well and good. If I get away, that's my good luck. I can't stand being locked up." They jailed him. Later they found him writhing. He had pulverized the lenses of his...

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