Miscellany, Jan. 8, 1945

A calendar of triumphs, defeats and contortions of the human spirit during a year of war.

January. In Stamford, Conn., an A.W.O.L. soldier, with a coat bearing the name Doak and a bracelet identifying him as Leslie Tripp, was reported to have admitted that though he had last married under the name Arthur R. Daly, he was actually John R. Schwartz.

February. In Bound Brook, N.J., Barbara Jane Brilliant was engaged to Lieut. Saul "Sunshine. In Woodland, Calif., Mrs. John Snowball paid $5,500 for a house to Bartholomew Blizzard.

March. In New Britain, Japanese troops charged American lines, shouting "To hell with Babe Ruth!"...

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