Miscellany, Feb. 20, 1933


In Los Angeles, Parachute Jumper E. S. ("Spud") Manning challenged Jumper Harold ("Bud") Brandon to a contest to see who could drop nearer the earth before opening his chute. Plummeting from the sky, Jumper Brandon pulled his ripcord at 100 ft. altitude, won the match, was dashed to death upon the ground.



In St. Paul, surgeons took an 8½-in. table fork from the stomach of Margaret Santell, 19. In Los Angeles, doctors fed cotton & spinach to Raymond Wilkinson, 5, to pad a small open pocket knife working slowly down through his intestinal tract.



In Manhattan, of 23 men picked for...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!