Miscellany, Mar. 27, 1950


Building Code. In Dallas, coeds at two Southern Methodist University dormitories were urged to stop sunbathing on house balconies because they were causing steelworkers to dawdle on the school's $8,000,000 building program.

Higher Animal. In Washington, Dr. Clarence C. Little, after extensive research in canine psychology, told the National Committee for Traffic Safety that dogs show more intelligence than humans in avoiding the perils of Manhattan's traffic.

Exhibit A. In Youngstown, Ohio, Census Supervisor John Gillespie asked a middle-aged schoolteacher who applied for a census job if she could qualify on good handwriting, was told: "I ought to. I taught you how...

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