Miscellany, Sep. 14, 1942

Green Pasture. In Little Rock, Irving Paul Adams and Shannon Lowell Doss ended six-month careers as clerks in the Army recruiting office by enlisting in the Marines.

Oops. In Kansas City, Kans., firemen pulled up at a packing plant, rushed into a building shrouded in smoke, found it was the smokehouse.

Flash. In Cleveland, the Ohio Agricultural Experimental Station unblushingly announced that insects stop for red lights.

Bad Dream. In Manhattan, Vincent Newman perched on a fence, a rope around his neck, told police he hoped to fall asleep and hang himself.

Hot Money. In Russellville,...

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