Miscellany, Jun. 30, 1952

Soft Diet. In Copenhagen, when German Sword Swallower Paul Heinrich Ross developed indigestion, he refused to let a doctor put a rubber tube into his stomach because "I just can't bring myself to swallow it."

Next Case? In Macon, Mo., Charles Reams, Civil Aeronautics Administration representative, flew in to investigate a plane crash, escaped unhurt when he wrecked his own plane on Banding.

The Spoken Word. In Phoenix, Ariz., James Malloy, manager of an employment agency, mentioned a job as a pharmacist to a young applicant who replied: "I've never worked on a farm before."...

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