Miscellany, May 29, 1939


In Ingersoll, Ont., scores of residents signed a petition: "We, the undersigned, are in favor of hanging the town council."


In Grafton, Mass., Policeman James ("Uncle Jim") Harding, 71, celebrated his 44th year on the force. His record: one arrest for window-smashing, 15 years ago. Policeman Harding lectured the youthful offender, paid his fine himself.


In Andover, Mass., Thomas Walker received a check for $60 from the British Government. Nearly 300 years ago Thomas Walker's ancestors hid Charles II from Oliver Cromwell in an oak at Boscobel, for which their descendants...

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