Miscellany, Jan. 17, 1944

Green Light. In London, the Royal Anthropological Institute set the worried Daily Mirror at ease, announced as its considered opinion that the habit of gum-chewing, popularized by U.S. troops, would not affect the British profile.

Eviction. In Belgrade, Neb., Mrs. Adelia Ward, baffled by a balky drain pipe, finally called a plumber, who went to work, extracted from the pipe 60 hibernating snakes.

Hauls. In Evansville, Ind., police held a 130-lb. man who confessed that he had entered the James Fulkersons' home and stolen their 800-lb. piano. In Boston, police wondered where to look for thieves who had lifted a harp...

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