Monday, August 17, 2009

It Takes All Kinds

It Takes All Kinds

Policemen and firemen may join forces for annual benefit balls, but when firemen of Seymour, Conn., spent a night at Coney Island they became otherwise involved with resort police. The disturbance began when boardwalk commandos pushed the firemen out of line outside an amusement place. A plain clothes police­man told the firemen to quiet down but found it necessary to call in reserves and move the visit­ing firemen to jail where they cooled off through the night. A release was effected at dawn.

At Monterey, Mo., the "best coon dog in south­east Missouri" known as "Old Drive,” was rescued after 10 days in a bottleneck cave where he fell while hunting with a pack of 10 other hounds and his owner Jake Light. The toothless 10-year-old dog was kept alive with rags soaked in bacon grease and dropped through the cave mouth. While 60 neighbors drilled and blasted through a limestone wall, their wives brought them food and a blacksmith set up a field forge to sharpen drills as Jake Light promised the hound "We're going to get you a set of false teeth and half a steer when you get out.”

In New York Father Divine's followers celebrated Sunday with a victory which enabled them to buy War Bonds under their "heavenly" names carried as members of the religious cult. The Harlem post office had refused to sell "angels" bonds under such names as Mrs. Eve Love, Mr. Seven Stars and Miss Wonderfuly Sincere. A Philadelphia police captain, Henry Brown with Louis P. Amarad, U.S. treasury official opened a bond booth in the New York Negro settlement Sunday. Singing and shouting the angels descended triumphantly and purchased $94,000 worth of bonds in seven hours. Phila­delphia bond salesmen said the total would be credited to their city's quota.

Grabbing a lead from Artillery liaison plane spotters George Goodrich flew over Utica, N.Y., to locate his stolen auto. He spotted the light green top of his car parked outside a suburban Yorkville (N.Y.) church. Police got it back.

County Judge Ted Feilder of Gering, Nebr., grabbed for his spare spectacles when he read the marriage license of a couple he was about to marry. Their names were Miss Thomas Delgardo, 18, and Mr. Elizabeth Mano, 22, both of Mitchell, Nebr. The couple explained the mix-up occurred when they were named at birth and they had never "got around to correcting it."

Campaigning in favor of a four-hour work day and a work week of two days Charles (Wingy) Wendorf was elected King of Soapbox Orators at the Hobo convention held in Chicago's Dill Pickle Club. Jeff Davis, King of Hoboes, and other candidates for the title withdrew their names from nomination. Bertha (Boxcar) Myers, sole female delegate to the convention, was defeated when Chairman Joe Oelke told the convention, “Women are too gabby and we would all have to shut up and listen if she were elected."

YANK 11 Aug 1944 Down Under Edition

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