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).

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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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