Miscellany, Sep. 18, 1944

Funnies. In Andover, Mass., three boys, aged 8 to 10, piled rocks on a railroad track, derailed a Boston & Maine handcar, explained they were imitating a favorite comic book villain.

Ten O'Clock Scholar. In Hamilton, N.Y., Radarman Joe Lee Wilson J.R. arrived ten minutes late for registration in a Navy refresher course. His excuse: "I was in Africa yesterday."

Ask Me Anything. In Chicago, Mrs. Rita Hatfield ran to answer the telephone, tripped over her dog, smashed through a glass-topped table, found that the person on the wire was making a home-accident insurance survey, had to admit she was uncovered.

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