Miscellany, Aug. 16, 1943

The Strenuous Life. In Wilbur, Wash., the spinning rod of a reaper caught Rancher Walter Wynhoff by the overalls, gave him a spin, tossed him aside wearing only his shoes and eyeglasses. In an Army maneuver area in Tennessee, a bolt of lightning struck the zipper of a sleeping bag, welded it all the way around, sealed up a soldier inside, uninjured.

Revolt of the Nags. In The Bronx, a junk-wagon horse named Brownie ran away on a hot day, clattered down a flight of steps to a cellar door, broke in, relaxed in...