A calendar of triumphs, defeats and contortions of the human spirit in the U.S. during one year of war:
Jan. In Denver, Robert Atkinson, convicted in 1934 of stealing canaries, was convicted of stealing manhole covers.
Feb. At Fort Riley, Kans., Private Woodrow Kirkpatrick crept silently toward an imaginary enemy, crept smack against a real jack rabbit. The jack rabbit kicked him in the eye, sent him to the infirmary. In Manhattan, two psychologists reported that when they presented a rat with a difficult problem he bit his nails.
March. In Brooklyn, among the tributes sent to the funeral of Harry Maione, electrocuted killer,...