Miscellany, Oct. 24, 1938


In Salt Lake City, Professor Thomas C. Adams of the University of Utah announced, after tests with Boy Scouts, that the best thing to toss to a person drowning in Great Salt Lake is a 15-lb. anchor.


In Chicago, Inventor Cecil L. Snyder, 45, told his wife, Minnie, that he had thought up a plan that was going to make him $20,000,000. Because they were on relief, Mrs. Snyder promptly asked acting County Judge Albert E. Isley to commit him to an institution. In court the head of Cook County's Psychopathic Hospital and his assistant both testified that Snyder was insane....

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