Miscellany, Sep. 27, 1943

Hearts & Showers. In Falls City, Neb., nine-year-old Jimmy Shafer rode his pony into an auction ring, started weeping as the bidding rose, wept increasingly, set the bidders blubbering, finally caused the auctioneer to sob out: "I just can't do it." The sale was called off.

Out of the Night. In Denver, Sergeant Jerry Stritz mailed his last year's Christmas cards, explained that he had been in love and forgotten all about it, was now himself again.

Accomplice. In Hamtramck, Mich., police suspected the Stanley Wienceks of selling mutuel tickets, frisked them, found nothing, frisked their infant son, found 63 tickets in his...

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