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 emergedunkempt but clear-eyed, a prospector's pack on his back, a notched pistol in the homemade holster on his hipto 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,...