Miscellany, May 11, 1942

Spellbinder. In Louisville, Mayor Wilson Wyatt made an electrically transcribed speech, played the record back to himself to hear how he sounded, fell asleep before he had finished.

Hurry. In Gig Harbor, Wash., firemen roared to a small blaze, scrambled off the truck, attached the hose—one end to one hydrant, the other to another. While they struggled to get things straight, a bystander put the fire out.

Demonstration. In The Bronx, while an audience watched a lie detector pick the criminal in a mock theft, a thief stole three coats and two hats.

Injury. In Bridgeton, N.J., Saleswoman Bessie Swank fell victim to...

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