Miscellany, Sep. 4, 1944

One World. In Burma, U.S. troops discovered a Naga chieftain's shack decorated with 16 Varga girls.

Fine Feathers. In Washington, a $48.96 gross ceiling was fixed for best-quality shuttlecocks, and Senator Alexander Wiley grumbled, "Shuttlecocks are not regarded as a cost-of-living item in Wisconsin."

Blank. In Halesowen, Worcestershire, Ernest Arthur Lamb, accused of reckless driving and failure to stop after an accident, explained he had accepted a U.S. cigar from a G.I. and, not having smoked for years, got into a state, remembered nothing.

Connoisseur. In Chicago, Mrs. Helene Catanezzo borrowed a beau's $1,500 for an operation, instead bought a saloon. Explained Mrs....

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