In Ridgeway, Mo., Albert Harding freed his cow. For 17 days it had been prisoned under a huge snowdrift against the side of a haystack, nibbling into the haystack for food, licking into the snowdrift for water.
In Chicago, Amerigo Bertolini, charged with robbery, was freed because since his arrest he had dwindled from 225 to 150 lb., had had all his teeth pulled, which made him unrecognizable to the State's witnesses.
In Watertown, Wis., Arthur E. ("Turkey") Gehrke, 50, worked behind the bar at his tavern for the first winter in 23 years. Ever since 1913 Gehrke had made a...