Miscellany, Feb. 28, 1949

Pressure Group. In Crisfield, Md., as A. Wellington Tawes, speaking in the high school auditorium, finished making a motion to float a $1,500,000 bond issue for school repairs, the ceiling in the next room fell down, and the audience unanimously seconded Tawes's motion.

Stake. In St. Louis, when a holdup man took his last $40, Grocer Max Levy protested that he needed some change to continue with the day's business, got $5 back.

Homework. In Tyler, Tex., the National Board of Fire Underwriters finished a three-week inspection tour of the city, pointed out that the...

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