Miscellany, Nov. 6, 1944

Solution. In Los Angeles, Alvin Meyers used up his last coupons for ten gallons of gas, drove nowhere with it because his four-year-old son filled up the rest of the tank with water and his father's bottle of vitamin pills.

Apéritif. In Detroit, Fred Maechtle decided to end it all, turned on the gas, waited patiently for several hours, finally got hungry, lit a match to find some food, blew up the house, escaped with burns.

Cornucopia. In Yakima. Wash., Messrs. Lemon and Cherry arranged to sell the Plum Apartments on West Chestnut Street to an apple grower from Cherry Hill.

Business as Usual....

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