Miscellany, Aug. 7, 1939

In Brooklyn, Seaman Paul W. Worshau stretched himself out between the rails in a subway station, went peacefully to sleep while train after train thundered over him. Discovered, roused, examined, he was found strangely uninjured, more strangely, sober.


In Chicago, goat-whiskered little William Ten Eyck Ensign, who two years ago had persuaded Chicago architects that he had vast financial backing, had inveigled them into drawing up preliminary plans for a $50,000,000 skyscraper, announced that he had invented: 1) a death ray, 2) a new bearing metal called "Oman" that requires no greasing, 3)...

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