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("Meh!" snorts Sally. "I tried t'em decal things. Couldn' get'm on straight." "Izzat what t'at was?" comments Joe. "I t'ought you sat onna wet road map." "What?" "Nut'n.")
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I know you see Sally and Joe as a radio show, which if they were, you can see how successful "What? Nut'n." would be as a reoccurring exchange/punchline. No doubt they'd be fantastic on the radio, but they'd also be a heck of a comicstrip - think George Clark-style illustration with your writing. That's the strip that should have replaced "The Bungle Family."


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(Eight straight wins for the Cardinals? That can't last. Can it??? Meanwhile, Walker vs. Ott actually sounds pretty lame, but Medwick vs. Werber would be some real action.)
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1942 and 2022 baseball are both killing me.

Lizzie, were it 1942, you'd have been perfect for the Signal Corps (and able to help Jack save Cindy).


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("Now if you'll excuse me, I'm off to the candy store to get down a real bet.")
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I stopped reading "Red Ryder" long ago as nothing about it resonated with me, but this Raven Sherman-looking blonde has me considering giving it another shot. Yes, I am that shallow. I wonder if she has a tight-fitting anachronistic soccer jersey in her wardrobe?


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( I can remember people throwing pennies at players from the bleachers, but it wasn't meant to be affectionate.)
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Most-boring "Private Lives" anecdote ever: the one about aviatrix Cochran and her pencil.

Letter from Justice Felix Frankfurter to the "Private Lives" editor: Dear Sir, Drop dead. Sincerely, Felix Frankfurter


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(I auditioned for the part of Miss Brown myself, but they told me I wasn't the type. I ASK YA!)
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I think you'd have an open-and-shut legal case that they based that character on your likeness.

My mother was a bookkeeper - when that was a thing - but she has no exciting stories like this one. Somehow, she managed to go through ninety years of life without a single interesting story, in part, because she didn't have them and, in part, because she couldn't tell a good story to save her life.

Stupidest thing a comicstrip character has said in awhile, "At least we'll have our home for another month."


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(Little Sunny is going straight to hell someday. And gee Dan, hope there's no spokes in those rims.)
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You've said it, Lizzie, but there was some quirky lack-of-self-awareness or something like that to the old Dan Dunn that is now missing. But old or new, Dan loves himself a good pitched battle.


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(And Balzac died at 51.)

I had read the original plan for the Washington Monument was to have two peripheries (like at the 1939 World's Fair) next to each other at the monument's base, but after a proposed illustration was submitted, the idea was quickly rejected.

Based on my 9th grade geometry class, Euclid was still taught and still not understood by many in the 1970s. Algebra and geometry were great weeders of math students. Many of those who hung in there though long division, punched out on algebra and geometry, with calculus, a few years later, taking care of the rest of the not-serious math students of the world.


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"Look, the Pink Edition is going to press, and we need a headline for this Page Four thing." "What story? I thought we had Limpus today." "Bottom sixth, some filler item, I ain't even read it." "I don't care, put whatever you want. I'm waitin' to hear from my bookie. I wanna put ten dollars on Ruth to hit a home run at that thing at the Stadium." "Are you sure, because..." "JUS' SHADDUP AN' DO IT!"
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"Put out the word, $1000 bonus for a picture of the 'perspiring' detectives carrying the fat lady swindler on a stretcher. But I need it for tomorrow's paper. Also, check into our files from a year or so ago on a plump NJ blonde bank robber - you never know. "

"Honey, did you see the story about the 300-pound lady swindler?"
"What did you say, Fitzy dear?"


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Yeah, I can relate. I won't say in which way, but I can relate.
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"Fleshy."

I've dated the stringy-hair-in-humid-weather girl and that is not something to be joked about...if you want to stay alive.


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I realize we have to park Normandie somewhere while the storyline moves on, but shouldn't they try and get Merrily out of the war zone altogether?
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Depending on how this plays out, Merrily might be able to join Driftwood when he goes back.
 
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("He replied, his mouth full of cheese..." Somebody at the Eagle has been waiting for YEARS to write that phrase. Meanwhile, Parrott says "free cheese? Why didn't you send me???")

Allied fighter pilots using new secret battle tactics shot down at least 13 Japanese planes, and probably fifteen or more out of an enemy fleet of 47 that attacked the great north Australian base at Darwin, it was announced today. Not a single Allied plane was lost in the battle. Holding their fire to the very last, Allied pilots in Curtis P40-D fighters smashed the Japanese attack completely, diving at all angles on a powerful force of 20 Zero fighters escorting 27 heavy bombers. General Douglas MacArthur called the battle "a brilliant interception."

Japanese forces driven from 11 important Chinese towns are reported "slinking like hungry dogs" back toward Manchukuo, starved, fatigued, and ill, it was reported today by a Chinese military spokesman. Important positions were reported recaptured along the vital Hangchow-Nanchang Railway that cuts thru Chekiang and Kiangsi Provinces. Guerilla activities depriving the Japanese forces of food and ammunition played an important role in the defeat of the enemy as American bombers struck Japanese targets, helping to boost Chinese morale.

"Miracle Builder of the West" Henry J. Kaiser and multimillionaire airplane designer and pilot Howard Hughes teamed today to build 500 of the world's largest cargo planes. The Kaiser-Hughes partnership, announced by Hollywood publicity agent Russell Birdwell, was described as a 50-50 arrangement combining "the proved production genius of Kaiser with the proved aeronautical engineering ability of Hughes." Mr. Birdwell, who has long represented Mr. Hughes in his various business activities, will serve as press agent for the new combine. The arrangement was described as Mr. Kaiser's first response to critics who claim his idea for an air freighter twice the size of the present Constellation type of plane is impractical, but it was not stated where Kaiser and Hughes expect to obtain the materials to build such an airplane.

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("A t'ousand berries two nights out," chuckles Joe. "'At Solly gets around!" "Heh," adds Sally. "Wawr is hell.")

Workers swarmed to erect protective screens around the Singer Manufacturing Company plant in Elizabeth, New Jersey to protect war production from the clouds of hungry mosquitoes descending over Union, Bergen, and Essex Counties over the past few days. The plant, which fronts a salt marsh teeming with newly-hatched pests, has been overrun by the biting insects since Friday, and with thousands of windows to be covered by the screens, it was hoped that the work could be completed tomorrow.

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(Coal isn't rationed. Yet.)

The American Labor Party's nominee for Governor is Manhattan attorney Dean Alfange, prominent New Deal Democrat, who declares that he's in the race to win, even though his nomination "came as a complete surprise." Alfange said he was approached by the party on Saturday about the nomination, but did not agree to accept it until Saturday night. At 10:15 PM, party delegates in convention at the Hotel Capitol voted the nomination thru. In his acceptance speech, Mr. Alfange declared himself to be the only true liberal in the race, and that the anticipated nomination of Thomas E. Dewey by the Republicans, coupled with last week's nomination by the Democrats of John Bennett, presents the voters with a choice between "two standpatters, two reactionaries, in effect no choice at all." Asked whether he considers the ALP a major party, Mr. Alfange commented that "any party that polls half a million votes may be considered a major party." In 1939, 419,979 votes on the ALP line went to Governor Herbert H. Lehman, who was nominated both by the ALP and the Democratic Party.

The sudden death of City Court Judge Edward L. Kelly, Democratic nominee for a Kings County judgeship in the fall election has sent the Democratic Party scrambling to select a substitute candidate. Judge Kelly was killed Saturday night in an automobile accident on the Montauk Highway near Amagansett. Democratic County Leader Frank V. Kelly declined to discuss potential candidates until after Judge Kelly's funeral on Wednesday.

The Eagle Editorialist sniffs at Dean Alfange, pronouncing him a "weak candidate" to oppose John Bennett in the fall. "He is so little known throughout the state that he should pose no threat to Mr. Bennett."

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("He thought different, though, after I ran his nose to 1/1000th of an inch.")

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("I'm sorry, Mr. MacPhail, but there's some confusion. We sell rye BREAD here.")

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(The Parrott flies high today with a major, major scoop -- which will, no doubt, be hotly denied. And congratulations to Walter Johnson for grooving one to the Babe -- competition is competition, but you gotta give the fans what they came out to see. And if you weren't there, Movietone News was ...
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("I guess she won't be chuckling at Bill's goofy antics on the Sunday page any more!")

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("Yes -- but have you checked their SECRET PIPELINE TO THE GAS STATION NEXT DOOR???")

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(Yeah, but remember what happened when Tracy hid inside a stack of tires!)

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("RARRRRRR! I'm lovable, I'm mighty, and I can TALK! Hey Sandy, whatcha got to say NOW?")
 

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And in the Daily News...

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Tsk. Bet that stock exchange seat needs to be reupholstered.

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"Ya say ya not satisifed? Ya say ya want more for ya money? I'll TELL YA WHAT I'M GONNA DO! I'll throw in, ABSOLUTELY FREE, for just ten cents, a delicious pot of our INIMITABLE baked beans! Green apples an' baked beans folks, an' you'll toot like the Staten island Ferry! Now who'll be first! Not you kid, go way 'son, ya bother me..."

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As Annie backs slowly away...

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Kids Today.

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"Well, actually, it's Izzy Kuperwitz, but you know, when in Rome..."

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I still think Hennick would deck this guy.

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See, Clarice? NEVER TRUST ACTORS!

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I had no idea the manpower situation was THIS desperate.

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Conscience bothering ya, kid?

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The one time I ran away from home, my best friend and I hid under her parents' bed, and were afraid to come out.
 
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Japanese forces driven from 11 important Chinese towns are reported "slinking like hungry dogs" back toward Manchukuo, starved, fatigued, and ill, it was reported today by a Chinese military spokesman. Important positions were reported recaptured along the vital Hangchow-Nanchang Railway that cuts thru Chekiang and Kiangsi Provinces. Guerilla activities depriving the Japanese forces of food and ammunition played an important role in the defeat of the enemy as American bombers struck Japanese targets, helping to boost Chinese morale.
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And Terry hasn't even started his special assignment yet. Good news for Normandie and Merrily too.


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(Coal isn't rationed. Yet.)
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Europe could use some of that coal for Winter 2022-23.

A summer 2022 headline: Germany To Prioritize Coal Shipments Across Rail Network Over Passenger Trains Amid Worsening Energy Crisis


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The Eagle Editorialist sniffs at Dean Alfange, pronouncing him a "weak candidate" to oppose John Bennett in the fall. "He is so little known throughout the state that he should pose no threat to Mr. Bennett."
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Doesn't Alfange pose a risk to the Dems of splitting their vote and possibly handing the election to the Republicans?


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("I'm sorry, Mr. MacPhail, but there's some confusion. We sell rye BREAD here.")
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An early example of a business being very deferential to the sensitivities of its neighbors. To wit, no "crass" supermarket for Brooklyn Heights, but a store of "quiet dignity." When I lived in Boston in the 1990s, there was a brouhaha about chain stores opening on Charles Street, the main street of the very snooty Beacon Hill, with (from memory, so I might not have this spot on) the signs of chains like Starbucks being greatly restricted in size and brightness versus what those stores usually do.


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(The Parrott flies high today with a major, major scoop -- which will, no doubt, be hotly denied. And congratulations to Walter Johnson for grooving one to the Babe -- competition is competition, but you gotta give the fans what they came out to see. And if you weren't there, Movietone News was ...
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Parrott deserve a big kudos on that one.

Thank you for posting the video, Lizzie, I was wondering how that would turn out. Yankee fans couldn't have asked for anything better. Maybe it was rigged, but Johnson didn't sound like he was part of a fix yesterday.


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("RARRRRRR! I'm lovable, I'm mighty, and I can TALK! Hey Sandy, whatcha got to say NOW?")

[With false bravado masking a hint of quivering in his voice] "True professionals use stunt doubles because they are too valuable to risk being injured. But I guess [said with disdain] a Poverty Row actor can't be too particularly. And hey, I can talk too and I'm perfecting my Mid-Atlantic accent versus your guttural speech. I'm an arteest, not a stunt dog who can say a few lines. I hardly feel threatened by you."

[Later that day screaming into the phone] "Tell Burt to call me back immediately, immediately! I can feel my career slipping away. It's time he earned his 15% and gets me a speaking role staring in my own strip...what?"

"This is the cleaning lady, I don't usually take messages, could you repeat that slowly?"


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Tsk. Bet that stock exchange seat needs to be reupholstered.
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Even though I'm pretty familiar with Wall St. history, I was surprised that in '42, the seat wasn't worth more. When I worked on the floor of the exchange (as a lowly clerk) in the '80s, it was still a type of partnership - which is what a seat really represented - where the seats were traded like stocks. It's kinda wild to think that, that very old model held on until 2006. The exchange is still there, but it's just a giant marketing tool today. Back in its day, though, it truly felt like, and in ways was, the center of capitalism.


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As Annie backs slowly away...
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"We didn't know what was going on." Please.


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I still think Hennick would deck this guy.
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This is what Caniff does so well. His characters are real. Corkin can be a cocky jerk and Taffy often rightfully calls him on it, but he's also a fighter pilot, which means he does take real risks and has impressive skills or he wouldn't be a fighter pilot. Few stories or humans are black and white. Taffy's gotten in some good and deserved shots at Corkin, but today she has to eat some humble pie. That's life.


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I had no idea the manpower situation was THIS desperate.

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Conscience bothering ya, kid?
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What the heck is a child suppose to make of these two strips. In one, we have a scummy kid trying to dodge the draft simply cause he doesn't want to fight and in the other a kid is praying, maybe with a guilty conscience, at the bedside of a dying friend (who's been a long-time character of the strip). Jesus, how did comics ever get the false reputation of being for kids? And one could say the same about Annie, Terry and Marry Worth today, too.
 
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It seems that Bohack's in the Heights is still standing and, other than operating now as a CVS, virtually unchanged.

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I wonder what they get for the apartment upstairs

Checking on line, it looks like a 650 sq foot 1 bedroom/1 bath apartment on the first floor (so maybe behind the store?) rented for $3075, which is less than I would have guessed, but there are no pictures, so who knows what kind of condition it is in.
 

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An early example of a business being very deferential to the sensitivities of its neighbors. To wit, no "crass" supermarket for Brooklyn Heights, but a store of "quiet dignity." When I lived in Boston in the 1990s, there was a brouhaha about chain stores opening on Charles Street, the main street of the very snooty Beacon Hill, with (from memory, so I might not have this spot on) the signs of chains like Starbucks being greatly restricted in size and brightness versus what those stores usually do.

Your memory is quite correct - and it hasn't changed much.

The latest beef is trying to stop the conversion of the old gas lamps to LED lights, to preserve the "tradition and character" of the neighborhood.
 
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(The Parrott flies high today with a major, major scoop -- which will, no doubt, be hotly denied. And congratulations to Walter Johnson for grooving one to the Babe -- competition is competition, but you gotta give the fans what they came out to see. And if you weren't there, Movietone News was ...
Great video Lizzie!
 

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(Interesting to see that the Democrats aren't the only ones writhing with internal dissension. Not just regarding Rep. Fish, disavowed by just about everyone but the dregs of the Firsters, but also the lingering animosities of 1940. Don't invite Mr. Dewey and Mr. Willkie to the same dinner party.)

Authoritative sources said today that Yugoslav guerillas under the command of General Draja Mikhailovich have formed an elite execution corps to carry forward the assassination of Axis puppet officials cooperating with the occupation. That corps has already claimed responsibility for the slaying of a Professor Bulic, named as the assistant head of a Yugoslav fascist force, and it is reported that the names of General Milan Neditch, puppet premier of Serbia, and Croatian chief of state Ante Pavelic head "death lists" tacked up in public places by the Yugoslav resistance. These lists, it is indicated, contain the names of prominent collaborators marked for death by the execution corps. The lists are also reported to carry the full endorsement of the Yugoslav government-in-exile, which has, it has stated, authorized General Mikhailovich to add the names of any other persons whose elimination he may believe necessary.

Fighter corps under the command of General Douglas MacArthur yesterday downed four Japanese Zeros over New Guinea without any Allied losses, bringing the two-day Allied score to 17-0. One Allied plane was damaged in the latest air battle, but landed safely.

A forty-four-year-old building superintendent from Manhattan was shot and killed today by police after running amok following a quarrel with his wife. Peter Kessler 550 W 168th Street was shot by Patrolman William Hudson, after Kessler attacked Hudson with a pair of kitchen knives. Patrolman Hudson had responded to a call for help from 17-year-old Mildred Gullicksen, Kessler's stepdaughter, who told the policeman that Kessler had beaten her when she tried to stop him from carrying out a threat to throw his seven-month-old daughter Carol into the furnace after an argument with his wife Sigrid. The patrolman entered the building to confront Kessler, and when the man came at him with the knives in hand, Hudson shot twice, killing Kessler instantly.

Radio singer Linda Lee is dead after a six-story fall from her apartment at 100 Central Park West. Miss Lee, wife of Kermit Bloomgarten, manager of the Martin Beck Theatre, plunged from her window about 8:30 last night, in full view of evening diners on the Cafe Terrace of the St. Moritz Hotel at 6th Avenue and Central Park South, and was pronounced dead at the scene. Mr. Bloomgarten told police that he had been reading a script in the apartment's library when he called out to his wife at about 8:40 pm, and getting no response, he looked around the living room without finding her. He was on his way out of the building for a walk when he was intercepted by police investigating the death. He told detectives that Miss Lee, who was 27 years old, had been suffering recently from "nervous disorders," and he speculated that she had "probably fallen" from one of the three French windows in their apartment. The songstress and Mr. Bloomgarten had been married since 1939. Miss Lee, who had been featured vocalist on Robert L. Ripley's "Believe It Or Not" broadcasts, had recently performed with the road company of "Pal Joey" under the name of Hattie Richardson. She had begun her performing career several years ago as a vocalist with the Clyde Lucas orchestra.

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("And we didn't sell this to the Germans. Honest." Colonial Beacon is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Standard Oil of New Jersey, allowing that company to do business in New York and New England, territories where the Standard trademark is controlled by Socony-Vacuum. "Esso" was coined as a sneaky way of using the Standard Oil trademark in those territories without actually using it.)

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(Mr. George C. Tilyou is the head of the family that owns Steeplechase Park, so you'd think he'd at least try to make the Ration Board experience a little more -- fun.)

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(The Bobby Clark piece, while otherwise comprehensive, glosses over the tragic, bizarre death of Paul McCullough -- who, directly after being released from a mental hospital where he had been treated after suffering "a nervous breakdown," stopped into a barbershop for a shave, made pleasant conversation with the barber, and then grabbed the razor, slashed his own throat and wrists and bled to death. Clark went into seclusion and didn't perform for a year after this incident, and was never able to fully explain what had happened. "It was just something that he couldn't help," he said. "Something that had been with him all the time, and he never even knew it.")

The Chairman of the City Prison Committee today called on Governor Herbert Lehman to take "drastic action" to bring about the closure and demolition of the antiquated Raymond Street Jail. Chairman George H. Trumpler urged in his letter to the Governor that prisoners currently held at the jail be transferred immediately to the more modern city prisons, under direct supervision of the city government, while steps are taken to tear down the jail. Trumpler denounced the Raymond Street facility as "unsafe and inadequate," and declared that it is "incumbent upon the State Commissioner of Correction" to close it. He further noted the report recently released under the joint signatures of Attorney General John Bennett and Assistant Attorney General John H. Amen, which called the Raymond Street Jail a "medieval structure."

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(War Is Hell.)

Ada H. Ebbets, of the Dodger Ebbetses, has died at the age of 70. The sister of the late Charles H. Ebbets, builder of the ballpark that bears the family name, had been left an annuity of $1800 a year in her brother's 1925 will, but due to the the financial condition of the ball club she had received no payments for the past ten years.

The Bronx ticket broker who had sued the Dodgers and team president Larry MacPhail over the club's refusal to accept brokered tickets at the Ebbets Field gates has lost her case in Bronx Supreme Court. Mrs. Beverly Mandel, who now operates opposite Yankee Stadium, but was formerly based in a ticket stand on McKeever Place, had sought to force a reversal of that policy, but Justice Dennis O'Leary Colaghan ruled that her case alleging breach of contract was without merit.

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("He's better than -- his brother Joe --- Dom-i-nic Di-magg-i-o!" And c'mon Parrott, you don't care that much about tennis, you just want to hang out with Jinx Falkenburg. The real story is LEAD DOWN TO 6 1/2 GAMES WITH A MONTH TO GO AND WE CAN'T WIN IN ST. LOUIS. I don't know where they get this "lead safe" stuff.)

When the Negro National League Newark Eagles -- formerly of Brooklyn -- return to Ebbets Field for a doubleheader against the Homestead Grays on September 8th, Dodger fans may get a preview of future major-league stars. Four players expected to appear, two from each team, have been recommended for big-league tryouts with the Pittsburgh Pirates after the season ends, including the man considered the top player in Negro ball, Grays catcher Josh Gibson. Others considered leading candidates for tryouts with the Bucs are Grays outfielder Sammy Bankhead, Eagles shortstop-manager Willie Wells, and Eagles pitcher Leon Day. Day is a real fireballer, having struck out eighteen Baltimore Elite Giants in a recent game.

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(Wait, you reveal that Dan is a government agent in a narration box??? Whatever happened to SHOW DON'T TELL? Anyway -- ouch, that's gotta hurt.)

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(There's got to be a fallacy of formal logic that rules out the "pistol butt to the head" argument.)

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(Our new writer's been reading "Captain America.")

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(Dinner? FACE EATING DOG! FACE EATING DOG! FACE EATING DOG!)
 

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And in the Daily News --

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"He's too old!" Yeah, I told you that two years ago.

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"Huh," huhs Joe. "'Attime when I had jury duty, t'ey din' show no movies." "Ehhh," ehhhs Sally. "I seen t'is pi'cheh awready. Needs a coupla musical numbehs."

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"Just like in the fairy stories."

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"That's right, he's not a nut. A goof and a dope, sure, but not a nut."

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Quite a rap sheet Mr. Lilly has going for him -- homicide, attempted homicide, larceny, swindling, and now GAME POACHING!

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"Go Greyhound -- and leave the driving to us!"

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"Ensilage?" Mr. King gets carried away with his technical terms.

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"Well, this isn't at all the way I imagined it!"

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It annoys me that Moon isn't in the Army, since we never see him working at his "war job," but maybe it's all for the best.

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That Shadow immediately assumes this is Harold sends this strip to places I never thought it'd go.
 
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Radio singer Linda Lee is dead after a six-story fall from her apartment at 100 Central Park West. Miss Lee, wife of Kermit Bloomgarten, manager of the Martin Beck Theatre, plunged from her window about 8:30 last night, in full view of evening diners on the Cafe Terrace of the St. Moritz Hotel at 6th Avenue and Central Park South, and was pronounced dead at the scene. Mr. Bloomgarten told police that he had been reading a script in the apartment's library when he called out to his wife at about 8:40 pm, and getting no response, he looked around the living room without finding her. He was on his way out of the building for a walk when he was intercepted by police investigating the death. He told detectives that Miss Lee, who was 27 years old, had been suffering recently from "nervous disorders," and he speculated that she had "probably fallen" from one of the three French windows in their apartment. The songstress and Mr. Bloomgarten had been married since 1939. Miss Lee, who had been featured vocalist on Robert L. Ripley's "Believe It Or Not" broadcasts, had recently performed with the road company of "Pal Joey" under the name of Hattie Richardson. She had begun her performing career several years ago as a vocalist with the Clyde Lucas orchestra.
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"Now, Mr. Bloomgarten, let's go over your story one more time."
"I'd like to call my lawyer."
"We'll get to that later."
(Suspect's rights 1942 style.)


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("And we didn't sell this to the Germans. Honest." Colonial Beacon is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Standard Oil of New Jersey, allowing that company to do business in New York and New England, territories where the Standard trademark is controlled by Socony-Vacuum. "Esso" was coined as a sneaky way of using the Standard Oil trademark in those territories without actually using it.)
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Shouldn't Esso have created a synthetic Noble Prize too?


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(War Is Hell.)
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Kidding aside, you have to wonder if actresses didn't end up with more colds/infections from all the random kissing of strangers they did on these bond tours.


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The Bronx ticket broker who had sued the Dodgers and team president Larry MacPhail over the club's refusal to accept brokered tickets at the Ebbets Field gates has lost her case in Bronx Supreme Court. Mrs. Beverly Mandel, who now operates opposite Yankee Stadium, but was formerly based in a ticket stand on McKeever Place, had sought to force a reversal of that policy, but Justice Dennis O'Leary Colaghan ruled that her case alleging breach of contract was without merit.
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It seems our intrepid 1942 journalists know how to not investigate a story with unpleasant conflicts of interest for them with the same skill as our modern journalists.


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("He's better than -- his brother Joe --- Dom-i-nic Di-magg-i-o!" And c'mon Parrott, you don't care that much about tennis, you just want to hang out with Jinx Falkenburg. The real story is LEAD DOWN TO 6 1/2 GAMES WITH A MONTH TO GO AND WE CAN'T WIN IN ST. LOUIS. I don't know where they get this "lead safe" stuff.)
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Our girl Jinx was ahead of her time in self promotion; you never know where she'll pop up next. Imagine her on social media today.

As the 2022 Yankee lead wobbles down to 7.5 games, it is clear that there is no such thing as a "safe" lead. Up by ten games with elven to play is just another way to say a team could still lose.


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(Dinner? FACE EATING DOG! FACE EATING DOG! FACE EATING DOG!)

"Bo doesn't have the range to play a FACE EATING DOG! An actor needs to pull emotion from the depth of his soul to create, no, to become a FACE EATING DOG! It's the different between a true actor a cute face."
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And in the Daily News --
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"He's too old!" Yeah, I told you that two years ago.
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That he doesn't believe in Santa Clause would be the even bigger deal breaker for me.

Somewhere in heaven, a gorilla sheds a tear thinking about what could have been.


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"That's right, he's not a nut. A goof and a dope, sure, but not a nut."
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You only get so many chances to build credibility with your superior officer, is "Andy Gump is not a nut" a hill you're willing to let your military career die on?


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"Ensilage?" Mr. King gets carried away with his technical terms.
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The real question is if either one is suggesting cutting the corn in a way that points to any nearby factories. What do we really know about these "Clocks" anyway? What kind of name is "Clock?"


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It annoys me that Moon isn't in the Army, since we never see him working at his "war job," but maybe it's all for the best.
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I am equally conflicted about Wilmer. Of course he should be drafted, but he would simply pull the moral down of any company he was in. People like him are poison to organizations, teams, units, etc. They need to find an isolated role for him.


Oh, and...
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I guess Jinx is a legit tennis star after all, although I can't imagine Alice Marble would approve of that technique.

It's hard to believe she can compete at the top level of the game, especially since she was just filming a movie and not practicing, but we'll see.
 

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Unsettlingly, I was listening just last night to Miss Lee performing on a "Believe it or Not" broadcast, and was wondering whatever became of her. Mr. Bloomgarten's story is a bit weak, and it bears closer examination.

I wonder what those people at the Cafe Terrace did after dinner.

What the Dodgers need to do is find out exactly why Higbe isn't winning the clutch games this year. He won 22 last year and isn't going to come close to that in 1942. And when he has won, he hasn't been impressive. Maybe he needs to spend less time at the bar and more time in the bullpen.

As for 2022 baseball, the sooner the Sox DFA Mr. Bloom, the better.

I really hope we get a day by day look at Wilmer's boot camp experience. It'll make an interesting contrast, to say the least, with Skeezix's.
 
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Unsettlingly, I was listening just last night to Miss Lee performing on a "Believe it or Not" broadcast, and was wondering whatever became of her. Mr. Bloomgarten's story is a bit weak, and it bears closer examination.

I wonder what those people at the Cafe Terrace did after dinner.

What the Dodgers need to do is find out exactly why Higbe isn't winning the clutch games this year. He won 22 last year and isn't going to come close to that in 1942. And when he has won, he hasn't been impressive. Maybe he needs to spend less time at the bar and more time in the bullpen.

As for 2022 baseball, the sooner the Sox DFA Mr. Bloom, the better.

I really hope we get a day by day look at Wilmer's boot camp experience. It'll make an interesting contrast, to say the least, with Skeezix's.

While the tactics in '42 are wrong, the police are absolutely correct to consider Bloomgarten a suspect. His story sound funny to me even as he tells it.

It could be work ethic with Higbe or could just be the variation of very small things at the highest level of the game.

I joke here a lot, but I no longer carry this baseball stuff as a heavy burden like a used to. Still, watching these season-long-leads in both '42 and '22 slip away is painful.

Wilmer is poison. Either make him lead the charge to take every hill or throw him in some kitchen somewhere on permeant KP (but he'd poison the atmosphere there too, so we're back to him taking every hill).
 

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(Pitkin and Wyona? A blackout shooting in BROWNSVILLE? I'm shocked, shocked that it took them so long.)

Pope Pius XII has appealed to Vichy French Chief of Government Pierre Laval for "moderation" in Nazi roundups of Jews and other refugees in France. The pontifical appeal was presented to Laval in a conference Saturday with Papal Nuncio Monsignor Valerio Valeri, in unison with the presentation of protests against religious and racial persecution in France to Marshal Henri Petain by the Archbishops of Paris and Lyons. About 25,000 Jews were rounded up in occupied France and turned over to the Nazis during the latest wave of persecution, and another 2500 in Vichy-controlled territory. The remaining Jews in occupied France are required to wear yellow stars and are banned from all public establishments, the same as in Germany itself, while the Nazi controlled Paris press continues to urge the adoption of these regulations across the entirety of France. The Pope's appeal was believed to have been triggered by the requirement that all German, Austrian, Czech, and Baltic Jewish refugees in France be rounded up in both the occupied and unoccupied territories for deportation. If this roundup fails to generate sufficient labor for farm and mine work in Silesia and Poland, the Nazis are believed to be planning to order the immediate deportation of all Jews who entered France after 1933, regardless of nationality.

Mayor LaGuardia's former air-chauffeur was wounded in action during a recent raid on Port Moseby, New Guinea. Lieutenant Jerry Crosson, who was attached to the Police Department's air service as the mayor's personal pilot from 1938 to 1941, was hit in the right calf during the attack, and is recuperating from his wounds at a military hospital in north Australia. Lt. Crosson is the son of retired Patrolman Charles Crosson, who stated that his son recently became engaged to 21-year-old Valina Hurst, and that Lieutenant Crosson is in line to be promoted to Captain in Septemeber. The wounded pilot is said to be eager to return to his squadron, which is already credited with 21 successful missions.

In Albany, former baseball star Johnny Evers -- middleman of the famed "Tinker-to-Evers-to-Chance" double play combination of the early 1900s -- is in "improved but very serious condition" today after suffering a paralyzing stroke. The 59-year-old Evers, who starred with the Chicago Cubs and Boston Braves during a fifteen-year career that began in 1902, was given "a chance for recovery" by doctors, but it was said that his right side is expected to remain useless.

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("Huh!" huhs Joe. "Why din'ney jus' SHOOT t'em streetlights out? Oh wait, a'ts up in Crown Heights. Not Flatbush at'awwwwwwl. Not at awwwwwwwwwwwl." "You ain'neveh gonna let go'a t'at, awrya?" mutters Sally. "No," grins Joe, snapping the paper closed with a flourish. "I t'ink t'at I am not.")

The 43-year-old widow of a French Baron was held today by police in Manhattan on a charge of stealing a rare book -- and then attempting to sell it back it its rightful owners. The incident came to light yesterday when "a stranger" walked into the 5th Avenue offices of Charles Scribners' Sons, publishing house, and offered to sell the company a copy of the 1849 first edition of "The Deerstalkers," by Frank Forester, for $175. The Scribners' clerk, knowing the firm already owned the only known copy of that edition, checked to find that the book had disappeared from the company's files and then called police. Under interrogation, the seller declared that he was selling the book for "his friend," Mrs. Wilhemina Oppenheim, widow of Baron Francois Oppenheim. While in a police lineup today, Mrs. Oppenheim admitted that she had taken the book from the Scribners' office "when nobody was looking."

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(War Is Hell.)

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(What, you're not giving away a free ham? War REALLY IS hell.)

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(Chronologically, the Civil War to 1942 is as World War II is to 2022.)

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(I don't often sympathize with umpires, but I gotta say that dealing with Durocher and Dressen must be like being attacked by two snarly, barky, bitey little dogs. Meanwhile, lead is now down to 5 1/2. Wyatt goes 13 innings and Cooper goes the distance. WHAT'S WRONG WITH YOU, WASP WAIST?)

Political campaign buttons will likely be a casualty of war, with War Production Board officials indicating that it is "extremely doubtful" that tin and steel will be available to manufacturers of the ubiquitous lapel decorations this fall.

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(KINDA LATE TO BACK OUT NOW GRANNY)

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(Well, given all the bodies already down there, it's probably not quite thirty feet of water.)

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(POINT OF ORDER! In what way is a "turret of old tire rims" airtight against gas???? Is Marsh writing again and nobody told us?)

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(RARRRRR! I TRICKED THEM INTO FEEDING ME BUT I KNEW THEY WERE CROOKS ALL ALONG! RAARRRRRR!)
 

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And in the Daily News...

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Mitzi Green was very prominent in Paramount comedies of the early 1930s, as a mouthy little kid, but she is perhaps notable for our purposes for her role in the 1932 RKO adaptation of "Little Orphan Annie," opposite the inimitable Edgar Kennedy as Daddy Warbucks. She and Mr. Pevney -- who will one day become a notable director in television, with numerous outstanding episodes of "Star Trek" to his credit -- will remain married for the rest of her life.

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Well, this is an angle I hadn't thought of...

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"Does he? If he slackens his labors I shall kill him where he stands."

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Don't knock it till you've tried it.

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BUT WHAT ABOUT THE EGG?????

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"....whennnnnn the livin' is eaaaaaasyyyyyy"

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Awwww, Wilmer's gonna love the Army.

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"I wonder if they even know who I am?"

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Given Plushie's low center of gravity, it ought to be really difficult to do this. Hey kid, why aren't YOU in the Army?

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**snif**
 
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(Pitkin and Wyona? A blackout shooting in BROWNSVILLE? I'm shocked, shocked that it took them so long.)
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"I'll try my best, but I'm not a factory"
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Pope Pius XII has appealed to Vichy French Chief of Government Pierre Laval for "moderation" in Nazi roundups of Jews and other refugees in France. The pontifical appeal was presented to Laval in a conference Saturday with Papal Nuncio Monsignor Valerio Valeri, in unison with the presentation of protests against religious and racial persecution in France to Marshal Henri Petain by the Archbishops of Paris and Lyons. About 25,000 Jews were rounded up in occupied France and turned over to the Nazis during the latest wave of persecution, and another 2500 in Vichy-controlled territory. The remaining Jews in occupied France are required to wear yellow stars and are banned from all public establishments, the same as in Germany itself, while the Nazi controlled Paris press continues to urge the adoption of these regulations across the entirety of France. The Pope's appeal was believed to have been triggered by the requirement that all German, Austrian, Czech, and Baltic Jewish refugees in France be rounded up in both the occupied and unoccupied territories for deportation. If this roundup fails to generate sufficient labor for farm and mine work in Silesia and Poland, the Nazis are believed to be planning to order the immediate deportation of all Jews who entered France after 1933, regardless of nationality.
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"We didn't know."


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Mayor LaGuardia's former air-chauffeur was wounded in action during a recent raid on Port Moseby, New Guinea. Lieutenant Jerry Crosson, who was attached to the Police Department's air service as the mayor's personal pilot from 1938 to 1941, was hit in the right calf during the attack, and is recuperating from his wounds at a military hospital in north Australia. Lt. Crosson is the son of retired Patrolman Charles Crosson, who stated that his son recently became engaged to 21-year-old Valina Hurst, and that Lieutenant Crosson is in line to be promoted to Captain in Septemeber. The wounded pilot is said to be eager to return to his squadron, which is already credited with 21 successful missions.
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How many mayors in 1938 had a personal pilot?


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("Huh!" huhs Joe. "Why din'ney jus' SHOOT t'em streetlights out? Oh wait, a'ts up in Crown Heights. Not Flatbush at'awwwwwwl. Not at awwwwwwwwwwwl." "You ain'neveh gonna let go'a t'at, awrya?" mutters Sally. "No," grins Joe, snapping the paper closed with a flourish. "I t'ink t'at I am not.")
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Joe had his Wheaties this morning.


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The 43-year-old widow of a French Baron was held today by police in Manhattan on a charge of stealing a rare book -- and then attempting to sell it back it its rightful owners. The incident came to light yesterday when "a stranger" walked into the 5th Avenue offices of Charles Scribners' Sons, publishing house, and offered to sell the company a copy of the 1849 first edition of "The Deerstalkers," by Frank Forester, for $175. The Scribners' clerk, knowing the firm already owned the only known copy of that edition, checked to find that the book had disappeared from the company's files and then called police. Under interrogation, the seller declared that he was selling the book for "his friend," Mrs. Wilhemina Oppenheim, widow of Baron Francois Oppenheim. While in a police lineup today, Mrs. Oppenheim admitted that she had taken the book from the Scribners' office "when nobody was looking."
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Possibly trying to sell the book back to Scribners, the store you stole it from, instead of another rare book dealer, was not the smartest decision.


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(RARRRRR! I TRICKED THEM INTO FEEDING ME BUT I KNEW THEY WERE CROOKS ALL ALONG! RAARRRRRR!)

"Uh-huh, sure. I believe it's called fraternizing with the enemy."
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Well, this is an angle I hadn't thought of...
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The whom should we be drafting question is a serious debate that the country should be having right now, but as to Miss Lee's death, the police should still be investigating the h*ll out of the Bloomgarden angle. His story sounded fishy yesterday.


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Awwww, Wilmer's gonna love the Army.
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Those are some really good illustrations.
 
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(WELL HOW DO YOU EXPECT US TO MEET OUR EGG QUOTA IN THE DARK????)

A smiling young Russian girl sniper with the highest kill record in the Soviet army arrived in Washington today to attend the International Student Assembly. Senior Lieutenant Ludmila Pavilichenko stepped off the Pan-American Clipper to greet reporters with a broad grin and a flurry of Russian words expressing her pleasure at visiting the United States. With 309 German kills to her credit, Lt. Pavilichenko, a stockily-built brunette, looked fully the part of a combat-hardened war veteran who was wounded four times in the battles of Odessa and Sevastopol, in which she fought to the last day. On the blouse of her uniform she wore the Order of Lenin, the Soviet Union's highest decoration, next to the insignia of her Red Army Guards regiment. In addition to her own marksmanship, Lt. Pavilichenko has trained eighty other snipers with more than 2000 German kills. She is one of three Soviet delegates to the Assembly who will be the guests of President and Mrs. Roosevelt tonight at the White House, and will stay at the home of William Batt, vice chairman of the War Production Board, before the Assembly begins on September 2nd.

Japan has landed an invasion force at the southeast tip of New Guinea in a desperate attempt to create a diversion from its threatened disastrous defeat in the southern Solomon Islands, it was announced today. A small enemy force effected a landing under a ferocious airplane attack in which General Douglas MacArthur's planes sank a troop transport, heavily damaged and probably sank a troop transport, destroyed six landing barges, and heavily and effectively bombed and machine-gunned supplies and troops on the beach.

Secretary of War Henry L. Stimson today announced the extension from 45 to 50 the age limit for men with specialized skills enlisting in the Army. Such men will be assigned to service command or War Department overhead units in positions where they will free younger men for combat service.

Republican gubernatorial nominee Thomas E. Dewey today opened his campaign headquarters at 41 E 42nd Street in Manhattan and named former assemblyman Herbert Brownell Jr. as his campaign manager. Mr. Brownell wasted no time in going on the attack, declaring that Democratic State Chairman James Farley is "whistling to keep up his courage" in his prediction that Mr. Dewey will fail to carry the Republican enclaves upstate by a plurality of more than 250,000 votes." Mr. Dewey cancelled a scheduled appearance in Brooklyn today at the Army Emergency Relief show at Borough Hall out of "a desire to avoid the appearance of politics," since Democratic candidate John Bennett is out of town and unable to be present with him. The two candidates, Dewey indicated, have agreed to both attend an Army Relief luncheon in the near future.

Customs officials say that the FBI has nearly completed its interrogation of all 1451 passengers aboard the refugee liner Gripsholm, which landed in Jersey City on Tuesday. The vessel carried diplomats and other American citizens who had been stranded in Japanese-controlled territories in the Far East, and all are to be debriefed by FBI, Naval Intelligence, Military Intelligence and other government agents before they will be permitted to come ashore, as a precaution against infiltration of the ship by Axis agents. As of this morning, 150 passengers have been sent to Ellis Island for "further questioning."

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(I've never really warmed to Abbott and Costello, but this film does have its moments. It would've been funnier, though, if they had Dorothy Lamour in it.)

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("Ya awready inna AVWS anna Red Crawss, an' ya give blood twicet a'mont'," declares Joe. "An' now ya gonna set up onna roof an' spot planes?" "I know," shrugs Sally. "I been takin' it easy. Butt'at Russian gal shootin' t'ree hun'red Nazis is makin' me self-conscious. Hey, you know where I c'n sign up for gun-shootin' lessons?" "I dunno," deadpans Joe. "Rogehs Aveneh?")

The Eagle Editorialist congratulates Irving Berlin and the entire cast and crew of "This Is The Army" for their contribution of $500,000 to the Army Emergency Relief Fund. "Such a showing is possible only when everyone cooperates in keeping down costs and does a job so excellent that the money floods into the box office."

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("Wa-a-a-al, for one thing, we found that to get up enough power for a real attack it took at least TWO dogs!")

Rose Louise Hovick, best-selling author and Broadway star you might better know as Gypsy Rose Lee, will marry Alexander Kirkland, Broadway actor, at her home in Highland Mills, N. Y. on Sunday midnight. Mr. Kirkland, age 41, has appeared in films and on Broadway, and is presently heard on the radio serial "Big Sister." Miss Hovick, currently appearing in "Star and Garter" at the Music Box Theatre, is said to be 28. It is her second marriage, but Mr. Kirkland's first.

A 64-year-old Fulton Street man will serve two days in jail on a disorderly conduct charge after he went to sleep in the middle of the sidewalk near the corner of Washington and Concord Streets in Brooklyn Heights. John Cleary told Magistrate Henry Soffer in Brooklyn-Queens Night Court that he had chosen that spot for his nap because "Brooklyn lodging houses all smell like they've just been fumigated." In handing down sentence, Magistrate Soffer called that "the most novel excuse" he'd ever heard.

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(Lead down to 4 1/2 games???? "The effete well-fed Dodgers?" HEY LOOK FOOTBALL!)

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(HEY LOOK FALKENBURGS!)

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(Behold das Herrenvolk.)

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(And you know, I can never find one of those things when I need one.)

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(Meanwhile, Irwin sits in his hotel room playing solitaire and is annoyed to realize that the six of clubs is missing from his deck.)

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("That's no way to check! Throw a rock thru the window!")
 

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