Miscellany: Jul. 4, 1927

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Honest merchants of Ostend, Belgium, were unable last week to supply their regular customers with fish. There was a shortage of this commodity, because wholesalers had sold the majority of the fish to hotels for banquets and tête-à-tête parties of President Arthur H. Sapp and his 8,000 fellows in Rotary International—many of them with their wives, the "Rotary Anns"—assembled in annual convention (TIME, June 6, 20).


In Manhattan, one Thomas McCaffery, 11, earnestly spoke to Magistrate August W. Glatzmeyer in traffic court: "I've come to represent my father. He is a hard working man and he can't take a day off from...

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