Miscellany, Oct. 30, 1944

Solid Booking. In Chicago, Pearl Feld worked 38 years at the Public Library, retired to catch up on her reading.

Officers' Mess. In Washington, the Internal Revenue Bureau ruled as legitimate business expenses, and therefore deductible on income tax returns, all "scrambled eggs" (visor scrolls), gold braid, lace, "chicken guts" (shoulder aiguillets) and chin straps.

Look Out. In Tulsa, a "Let's Swap" column listed: "Exchange. Unused engagement and wedding rings. Want automatic shotgun."

Cosmopolis. In Manhattan, James Sullivan picked up a manila envelope on the street, removed from it 10,000 Dutch guilders.

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