Hotbed. In Aiea, Oahu, the Plantation Health reported the case of an innerspring mattress that caught on fire during an electric heat-therapy treatment.
Cropped. In Murphysboro, Ill., an optimistic barber overheard Farmers Bill and Arthur Guetterslau complaining about their sour luck, promptly traded a haircut and a shave for 150 acres of flooded wheat.
Pony Express. In Detroit, police arrested a pony suspected of being the hit-&-runner who ignored a red light, ran down two pedestrians.
Pungent. In Manhattan. Magistrate Peter Abeles fined Harry Marrin $250, sent him to jail for five days because...