Miscellany, Oct. 23, 1944

Familiar Ring. In Manhattan, the WPB uncovered a black market in bathtubs.

The Insurmountable. In Montreal, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police flatly rejected an applicant for a constable's job in the Fiji Islands because of his height: 9 ft. 10 in.

Nestling. In Tracy, Calif., a carpenter named Hardy Sparrow was injured when he fell out of a tree.

Missourian. In Hollywood, Jim Moran, who has spent 82 hours looking for a needle in a haystack and once sold an ice box to an Eskimo, laid plans to swap horses in midstream.

Wholesome. In Washington, the Department of Agriculture set up standards for...

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