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Rex Stout offered his own formula for beard cultivation on the first day of the great razor-blade shortage scare, to men who preferred to give up shaving. Prescribed bearded Author Stout: "Sulphate of ammonia, nitrate of soda, and beer. And plenty of beer."

The Washington Times-Herald reported that Democrats were trying to get Carl Sandburg to run against Michigan's Congressman Clare E. Hoffman in the next Congressional election.

Favorite for election as official No. 1 Manhattan Deb this year in the Stork Club's coming nonsense was Oona O'Neill, daughter of brooding anchorite Dramatist Eugene O'Neill.

Fire did $50,000 damage to the Forbes Library at...

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