Miscellany, Aug. 28, 1944

Carte Blanche. In Fort Ann, N.Y., Henry Holly mailed back to the U.S. Treasury a signed, blank check, issued to him as disability payment for service in World War I.

Plated Decks. In Cleveland, the Rocky River Museum announced it would rename Oscar, its pet turtle, who had laid an egg.

Personal Notices. In China, the Government discouraged an unusual sort of newspaper advertising. Since a respectable wedding now costs $15,000 (six months' salary for the average Government worker), young couples had been ducking the expense, publishing newspaper notices that "Miss X and Mr. Y are now living together."

Lifted. In San Francisco, thieves...

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