Miscellany, May 1, 1933


In Wilmington, Del., Melvin Train, garage hand, induced friends in 1921 to invest money in a business enterprise of his brother-in-law, lost their money when his brother-in-law absconded, vowed to remain silent until all losses were made good. Last week he paid off the last creditor, spoke for the first time in eleven years.


In Dallas, Mrs. Banks Upshaw won a $100 prize for a tomato-can bird house submitted in a national contest, put the bird house in her yard, waited a year for a tenant, never got one.


In Gardena,...

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