Miscellany, Jan. 26, 1942

Skids. In Chicago, a 14-year-old boy stuck his tongue out as he skidded on an icy sidewalk, banged into a cold iron lamppost. Tongue and pole met, stayed stuck till police thawed them apart 20 minutes later. In Leominster, Mass., a man's key ring flew out of his hand when he slipped on the ice. He hunted awhile, gave up, next day got a wire from a motorist in Arlington, N.J., who had found the ring on his fender.

Progress. In Denver, Robert Atkinson, who was convicted in 1934 of stealing canaries, was convicted of stealing manhole covers.

Shortage Note. In Norfolk, Va.,...

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