Miscellany, Mar. 16, 1942

Research. In Alexander City, Ala., a man tried to wreck a passenger train by laying a timber on the track. Arrested by the FBI, he explained that a friend had told him such a thing was possible and he just wanted to see if it was.

Send-Off. In Brooklyn, N.Y., among the tributes sent to the funeral of Harry Maione, electrocuted killer, was a 4-ft. floral chair.

Flaw. In Dallas, Interior Decorator H. P. Jordan flunked his Naval Reserve physical examination: he was colorblind.

Short-Cut. In Chillicothe, Mo., an amateur flyer lost the paper form he...

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