Miscellany, Nov. 14, 1932


In Manhattan the Empire State Building had its official baptism-by-suicide when Frederick Eckert, 33, with a German prayerbook and two religious medals in his pocket jumped from the tower (103rd floor), landed on the 87th floor setback. (In 193, before the building was done, a discharged workman leaped down an elevator shaft from the 102nd floor, landed on the 80th.)


In Manhattan, the American Museum of Natural History horticultural exhibition showed a new vegetable, the topepo, cross between a tomato and a pepper, four inches in diameter, light yellow, uncookable, tasting...

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