Miscellany, Aug. 11, 1952

Weather or Not. In Montgomery, Ala., Dr. Vernon Johns, pastor of the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church, announced church services with a newspaper ad: "Beat the heat for God. Brave a reasonable amount of heat now instead of risking too much hereafter."

Ceiling Zero. In Pittsfield, Me., when his small plane went into a spin, Pilot Albert F. Mace, 37, plunged through the roof of his house and into the attic, stepped out of the wreckage slightly bruised.

Wearing of the Green. In St. Louis, the Euclid-West Pine flower shop displayed a sign: "We positively guarantee...

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