Miscellany, Aug. 12, 1946

Busman's Holiday. In St. Louis, Weather Bureau men planned a picnic, let their wives pick the day, got rained out.

Fruitful Project. In Costa Rica, Pan American Highway engineers, quartered on a pineapple plantation, ordered food from home, got a carload of canned pineapple.

Fighting Trim. In Honolulu, lightweight Boxer Richie Shinn weighed in, found himself over the 133-lb. limit, removed his upper plate, ran around the block, came out 132⅞.

Dog's Life. In Lawrence, Mass., Mrs. Dorothy Conant advertised: "For Sale, my husband's $50 puppies for $25, Tel. 34744. If a man answers,...

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