Miscellany, Mar. 15, 1943

Manners. In San Francisco, a harried bus driver, cracking under the wartime rush of trade, refused to let his passengers off till they said, "Please." Inflated with success, he then tried to make them say, "Pretty please." They called a policeman.

Grocers & Grousing. In Elwood, Ind., Grocer Harrison Holmes listened to a customer complain for an hour about rationing, got a gun and shot him dead. In Hartford, Conn., Grocer Salvatore Viola announced that he was tired of his job. Said he: "I will quit and go pick dandelions."

Gratitude. In Cedar Grove, N. J., Private Dominic Donadio gave his newborn son...

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