Rations & Men

Each in his own way, three men made news last week with their reactions to food rationing :

King of the Gulch. Near Idaho Springs, Colo., shaggy, red-bearded Alex Anderson lived a hermit's life in a mountain cave.

Once in a while he emerged—unkempt but clear-eyed, a prospector's pack on his back, a notched pistol in the homemade holster on his hip—to stalk into town for grub. People left him severely alone: he had dropped a running rabbit at 100 yards with that pistol. They called him "King of the Gulch."

One day the King strode into the Safe way Store,...

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