Miscellany, Mar. 27, 1944

Cups That Cheer. In Fairbanks, Alaska, Attu veterans, knocked out of the first round of a basketball tournament, left for their posts with a long winter's supply of panties and brassieres. Explained their captain: "We'll hang them up outside our huts back home and charge the boys at least a dollar a touch."

Timely. In Manhattan, Arctic Explorer Dr. Vilhjalmur Stefansson gave detailed instructions on how to avoid death in snowstorms to the annual luncheon of the Blizzard Men of '88.

Wear & Tear. In Anderson, Ind., an Internal Revenue officer was asked by a taxpayer if he could repeat on this year's...

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