Miscellany, Nov. 13, 1939


In New Brighton, Pa., Health Officer Fred Myers, called by neighbors to investigate a house in which gas lights had shone night and day for two weeks, found a dead man sitting in a chair, an open book beside him. Said the man's widow: "I thought there was something wrong. He wouldn't talk to me."


In Cincinnati, Ohio, Hobo King Jeff Davis and his wife celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary. Reminisced King Jeff: "I was 16 and she was 15. . . . We wrote '18' on two slips of paper and put them in our shoes. Then when the marriage license...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!