Miscellany, Mar. 20, 1944

Ghost Story. Radio Tokyo announced that the population of Medan, Sumatra, had dropped 23,000 in the last year, noted that 8,000 had been sent overseas, guessed that the rest "just disappeared, like a ghost population."

Loco Motive. Near Bath, England, a train engineer went crazy, flashed past seven miles of danger signals on the line to Salisbury before he was overpowered.

The Origin of Specie. In Bath, Me., in 1857, Sailor Samuel Francis deposited $150 in a bank. Last week his heirs received the original sum plus interest: $6,245.

Sealed. In Miami, Fla., Patrolman D.K....

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