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("Mutt'eh a' six," sighs Sally, up to her elbows in the diaper pail. "How's she fine'a time?" "Yehhhhhh mannnn," adds Leonora.)

The long-debated $8,000,000,000 tax bill is near enactment today, but Congressmen and tax experts agreed that the really tough tax problems have been left for the next tax bill, now under preparation by the Treasury. House acceptance of the Senate's 5 percent victory tax to be levied on the earnings of all earning more than $12 a week was forecast for today as Senate-House conferees prepared to adjust differences between differing versions of the bill. Chairman Robert L. Doughton (D-North Carolina) of the House Ways and Means Committee indicated that it is a matter of accepting the Senate tax proposal or finding the $3,650,000,000 that tax would raise elsewhere, likely in the form of a sales tax which neither house has approved.

Japan appears today to be preparing a pincer drive on Guadalcanal in an attempt to isolate and crush the U. S. garrison defending that strategic Solomon Islands base. Military officials piecing together information contained in communiques and dispatches from the southwest Pacific anticipate a three pronged move against American positions on the island -- two by land and one by sea. On land, these experts said, the steadily-reinforced Japanese are expected to approach from the south and northwest toward a base, formerly occupied by the Japanese, which incorporates a fine airfield on the northern side of the island.

In Stockholm, the newspaper Allehandra reported from Berlin today that German and Croatian troops have massacred "a large number" of women and children in the Bosnian sector of Yugoslavia, when they hurled themselves against Axis guns in a partisan attack.

Although city voter registration was off by 12 percent from that of 1938, the year of the last state election, leaders of New York's three major political parties today each asserted that the light registration will benefit each of their candidates. The last day of registration, on Saturday, brought the city total to 2,135,710. The Saturday total of 841,689 was the second-heaviest second-day registration in city history. Registration in Brooklyn, however, declined by 13 percent from its 1938 total. Political leaders in the Democratic, Republican, and American Labor parties all agreed that much of the decline can be attributed to the absence of many thousands of men now in the Armed Forces, and to the relocation of many persons who have left the city for war jobs elsewhere. Republican State Chairman Edwin F. Jaeckle predicted that party nominee Thomas E. Dewey will "about break even" in the city due to the absence of many Democratic voters, and will roll up a decisive victory upstate.

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(Chester Gump says "now wait a minute, I didn't sign up for THIS.")

Dodger coach Freddie Fitzsimmons joined with other local dignitaries and a Navy drum and bugle corps in a parade to dedicate a new military honor roll in East Flatbush. Fitz spoke at the dedication of the roll listing 130 names of neighborhood men now in the service, and more than $3700 in war bonds and stamps were sold. Councilman Walter Hart, County Judge Martin Goldstein, and Representative Donald O'Toole also appeared at the rally, with Nat Levine serving as master of ceremonies.

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("This, exclaimed the court, is absurd and fantastic." And considering what Magistrate Solomon has seen in his day, that's no exaggeration.)

Mayor Laguardia called on New Yorkers yesterday to forego meat tomorrow, in the first of a series of "meatless Tuesdays" intended to ease the present meat shortage. Speaking over WNYC in his weekly radio broadcast, the Mayor called the request "an official request" to the extent that the powers of his office allow him to make it so. The Mayor called on the managers of restaurants and hotels to comply with the request along with housewives in order to "set an example for the rest of the country" in order to help keep prices down and curb profiteering. Meatless Tuesdays were widely practiced during the First World War under a proclamation by President WIlson, and in declaring them in the city, the Mayor overruled a request by restaurant and cafe owners' groups to name the meatless day as Friday instead, on the ground that Friday is already a meatless day for many. The Mayor rejected that argument, declaring that such an approach makes it seem like the whole idea "isn't on the level." "Friday is a traditional fish day," he argued, "and to make Friday your official meatless day sort of smacks of the slicker, doesn't it? Now let's do things real here in New York City. We don't want to be hypocrites about this."

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(Radio star movies don't really have to be held to a very high standard. As long as they show you what your favorites look like as they go thru familiar bits of business, you leave satisfied. Charlie McCarthy as a papoose, however, well, that's something new.)

The pastor of the Flatbush Unitarian Church gave Mayor LaGuardia's crusade against tin-horn gamblers a rousing endorsement in a sermon yesterday -- and went on to condemn "tin horn clerics" who are challenging the drive. Reverend Karl M. Chworowsky proclaimed that "if tin-horn clerics were less concerned about criticizing Mayor LaGuardia's perfectly legitimate attempts at curbing commercialized gambling, the chances are that not only tin-horn gamblers but the exponents of 'gold plate' and similar forms of racketeering thru games of chance would have the fear of God put in their hearts." While acknowledging that the Mayor's "theatrical inclinations" may be open to valid criticism, Rev. Chworowsky stressed that it is his duty to enforce the laws -- "and that is what he is trying to do." The pastor went on to criticize churches that rely on "tin horn gambling" promotions of their own to fill their coffers.

Reader Frances Lipp writes in to urge Brooklyn to dig deep not just for the obvious sorts of scrap metal, but also the small trifles -- the bent thumbtack, the broken bobby pin, the empty lipstick, the wire from the milk bottle cap. "Perfection is no trifle," she declares, "but enough trifles can add up to a perfect victory."

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(One way to solve the gas shortage.)

Twenty-one irate members of the Onondaga Democratic Club of the 2nd Assembly District were cleared of disorderly conduct charges in Brooklyn Weekend Court, after a patrolman raided a card game at their clubhouse. The complaint alleged that they were "making undue noise" as they played thru the night in the card room of their Avenue M headquarters. Spokesmen for the accused argued that they had merely gathered for a friendly game after a long day of voter registration, and insisted that there was no gambling going on, and that no neighbors were disturbed.

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(Who the hell is T. W. Ingoldsby, and who told him he was a sportswriter -- WITH THE DENIAL RIGHT THERE IN AN ITTY LITTLE BOX ON THE SAME PAGE? Boy, with the baseball season over they're scrambling for content.)

Cardinal World Series star Whitey Kurowski gave 9000 fans a Dexter Park a thrill yesterday, going three for five to lead his All Star teammates to a 9-5 victory over the Bushwicks in the opening game of a Sunday doubleheader. Kurowski's three singles off Bill Sahlin and Bots Nekola paced the All Star hitting attack, as Yankee pitcher Hank Borowsky went the distance for the win. The Bushwicks rebounded in the second game to shut out the All Stars 4-0. Fans looking for a farewell appearance by Yankee shortstop Phil Rizzuto left disappointed, however, with Rizzuto denied permission from the Navy to appear in the games.

Those in the mood for early-morning clowning over breakfast would do well to tune in "Studio X" over WJZ every weekday. Ralph Dumke, formerly one of the "Sisters of the Skillet" teams with Budd Hulick, formerly of Stoopnagle and Budd, to chase the morning drowsies with zestful zaniness.

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("Well, we'll fix that sour old biddy!")

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("Actually, formalin would do a better job, but I suppose you wouldn't have any of that.")

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("Oh. So you mean it isn't time to go eat yet?")

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(HEY THAT'S THE STORE WHERE THE MAN HANDS OUT DOG COOKIES! AMERICA'S NUMBER ONE HERO DOG IS ON THE JOB!)
 

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And in the Daily News...

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I bet that wedding would make for fascinating listening.
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All's well for now.

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Stick it to 'em!

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"You'll never get rich..."

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GAME'S UP BUDDY BETTER MAKE A RUN FOR IT

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"Actually, Ter-ree, I'm not on anybody's side. I just do zees for zee laughs."

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He'll never survive twenty-one years of this.

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Repent At Leisure.

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"That soup goes well with your shirt."
 
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Dodger coach Freddie Fitzsimmons joined with other local dignitaries and a Navy drum and bugle corps in a parade to dedicate a new military honor roll in East Flatbush. Fitz spoke at the dedication of the roll listing 130 names of neighborhood men now in the service, and more than $3700 in war bonds and stamps were sold. Councilman Walter Hart, County Judge Martin Goldstein, and Representative Donald O'Toole also appeared at the rally, with Nat Levine serving as master of ceremonies.
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Fitz is Mr. Brooklyn.


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("This, exclaimed the court, is absurd and fantastic." And considering what Magistrate Solomon has seen in his day, that's no exaggeration.)
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Tech-nic-nee isn't it "trigamy?" The two things that always amaze me about these stories is, one, how the women didn't know and, two, that somebody was able to pull off managing two or three different lives. One is plenty hard and that's without having to create a web of lies around it, but two or three plus the web of lies seems insane. Cheating, wrong as it is, I understand; multiple marriages is an entirely different loaf of bread that I'm amazed anybody even wants.


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Twenty-one irate members of the Onondaga Democratic Club of the 2nd Assembly District were cleared of disorderly conduct charges in Brooklyn Weekend Court, after a patrolman raided a card game at their clubhouse. The complaint alleged that they were "making undue noise" as they played thru the night in the card room of their Avenue M headquarters. Spokesmen for the accused argued that they had merely gathered for a friendly game after a long day of voter registration, and insisted that there was no gambling going on, and that no neighbors were disturbed.
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"...played thru the night in the card room..."
"...insisted that there was no gambling going on..."

One of these statements isn't true.


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("Actually, formalin would do a better job, but I suppose you wouldn't have any of that.")
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Sleepy should kill One-Eye and stuff him in the vat with Scarlett. Two murders is the same as three and he just learned he's never going to be free of One-Eye unless he kills him. You can only go to the chair once.


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(HEY THAT'S THE STORE WHERE THE MAN HANDS OUT DOG COOKIES! AMERICA'S NUMBER ONE HERO DOG IS ON THE JOB!)

"'Amerca's Number One Hero Dog' lost the scent because the guy went inside the store. Bahahahahaha!!!"
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I bet that wedding would make for fascinating listening.
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"...the wedding party of 31 - all but ten of whom were reporters and cameramen..."
"Tommy...with the hair that 48 years had left him..."
"I met her at the Savoy and proposed 15 minutes later." (What's Einstein's quip about the definition of insanity?)
"She's a wonderful girl and isn't interested in money."
"Said the bride: 'he gave me a 135 karat aquamarine and $5000 in War Bonds. He's wonderful, Tommy is.'"

What in God's name is a "135 karat aquamarine?"


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All's well for now.
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I'm still suspicious, but as you note, we'll see.

Love her saddles though.


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"You'll never get rich..."
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Buzzard should get Annie to negotiate for him.


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"Actually, Ter-ree, I'm not on anybody's side. I just do zees for zee laughs."
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"You got the uniform on? Good, now let me just put on this record and then I want you to very slowly and deliberately take off each specific article of clothing I tell you to take off, in the order I say, and try to do it timed to the rhythm of the music. What? Don't judge me."
 

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("Gol'stein," notes Joe. "Ainnat t'judge t'at sen' ya brutteh..." "His honeh is a fren'na t'fam'ly," interrupts Sally. "Mickey knows a lotta big shots. Judges, magehstrates..." "Yeh, 'magine he would." "What?" "Nut'n.")

At least 25 enemy planes were destroyed and more than 50 were damaged yesterday when five heavy formations of Axis bombers and fighters were sent against Malta in a series of unsuccessful raids. In addition to those enemy losses, it was announced today that another plane was shot down during the raids on the night of October 11th, when a small formation of Axis bombers caused slight damage to the Mediterranean island fortress. The heavy bag by Allied planes brought Axis losses since Saturday to 42, and scores more enemy aircraft were so severely damaged that they may have crashed into the sea.

British four-motored bombers attacked industrial areas of northern Germany during the night at the cost of only two planes. Germany, admitting damage to northern and eastern Germany by incendiary bombs, claimed that "several" Allied planes were shot down. It is believed that Soviet bombers may also have attacked eastern Germany.

Prime Minister Winston Churchill revealed today in the House of Commons that he has urged Germany, thru neutral Switzerland, to stop shackling captives, and indicated that if it does so, Britain will stop shackling German prisoners of war in reprisal. Mr. Churchill denied German reports that a general government order had been issued to bind German prisoners taken during the recent raid on Dieppe. The Prime Minister indicated that the British government has noted that Germany's action binding British prisoners is a breach of Article II of the Geneva Convention, and stated that British authorities "felt forced to take" steps in reprisal. If Germany ceases the practice, Churchill emphasized, Britain will immediately do so as well.

Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, commander in chief of the Pacific Fleet, has traveled to the Solomon Islands to personally decorate 27 Marines and Navy men for valor. Navy Crosses and Distinguished Flying Crosses were awarded both to high officers and battle-hardened enlisted men, who had "risked their lives again and again" in the Solomons campaign.

Nationwide gasoline rationing will begin November 9th, adding the rest of the United States to the Eastern territory where rationing has been in effect since May. Price Administrator Leon Henderson also issued orders today limiting the owners of civilian passenger cars to five tires, and five tires only, serial numbers of which must be submitted to local ration boards before gasoline ration books will be issued. All tires in excess of five must be sold to the Federal Government.

Enemy Alien restrictions will be lifted effective October 19th on 600,000 Italians living in the United States, and the lifting of similar restrictions on other "loyal persons" is being "sympathetically considered," according to Attorney General Francis Biddle. Speaking at a Columbus Day observation last night at Carnegie Hall, Mr. Biddle indicated that the order, affecting Italian nationals who have not become U. S. citizens, will remove restrictions on travel by such persons, will allow the ownership of cameras, radios and boats, and will lift other wartime controls imposed since the United States entered the war. The Attorney General indicated that he is also urging immediate passage of a bill which will allow over 200,000 Italians over the age of fifty -- along with many other resident aliens who have been in the United States since before July 1, 1924 -- to qualify for U. S. citizenship without passing a literacy test.

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(Coffee that "fell off the back of a truck" may contain molasses, pencil shavings, and chicory. GOOD TO THE LAST DROP!)

Registration for fuel oil ration cards will begin in 400 city schools on or about October 25, according to State OPA Director Lee Buckingham. Fuel oil dealers are required to register with their neighborhood OPA boards on October 20 and 21 in order to receive oil supplies. Dealers will be provided with application blanks to be provided to their customers. Ration cards are expected to be distributed in early November.

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(Stock up while you can.)

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(Molly Picon does a better Eddie Cantor than Eddie Cantor does.)

The Eagle Editorialist praises President Roosevelt for last night's speech calling for a reduction in the draft age to take 18 and 19 year olds. "The arguments by the President were unanswerable," the EE notes, and further praises Mr. Roosevelt for making "no reference to politics at all."

Reader Samuel N. Koplowitz calls the Mayor's crusade against gamblers "an ill-timed publicity stunt." "If he is sincere in his crusade against betting on the horses, why doesn't he advocate legislation to license bookies at so much a year, thus eliminating the possibilities of graft and adding funds to the city treasury? He would not then be compelled to cut his budget and dismiss teachers from the school system." He adds, "men have bet in one way or another since Adam and Eve. Neither the mayor nor any man alive will ever stop them. If it isn't horses, it's card games, ball games, track meets, boxing, trolley cars, or cockroaches."

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(They say you can tell how long a staff officer's served in grade by the shine on the seat of his pants.)

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(There are people who go thru life, gathering friends and admirers wherever their career path takes them, people for whom the doors of gainful employment in their chosen field will always be open. And then there's Rogers Hornsby. As for the Rickey story, gee, imagine what he might do with a team loaded with high-paid veterans. Camilli, Medwick, Wyatt, Herman, Davis and Walker had better keep their bags packed.)

The Bushwicks will continue their Sunday doubleheaders at Dexter Park as long as the weather permits, according to team owner Max Rosner, with a team of minor-league all stars scheduled to furnish the opposition next Sunday. Composition of that team is still being arranged, with announcements expected tomorrow.

James Cagney will recreate his singing movie role as George M. Cohan in a radio adaptation of "Yankee Doodle Dandy," to be heard over the Screen Guild Theatre program, 10 PM next Monday over WABC.

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(I'LL SHOW YOU I'LL SHOW YOU ALL)

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(Doesn't taste like gasoline at all!)

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("His back's turned and I've got a gun. 'Fat and shortlegged,' huh?")

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(KEEP YOUR SHIRT ON KID, I'M STRIKING A POSE HERE!)
 

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They're really missing the boat by not having a series of "Magistrate Solomon" B-movies.

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Nah, no hepcats are Giant fans.

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"Had that big tall feller with the turban with him. An' that little skinny feller in the black suit. An' it was the durndest thing, ev'ry time ol' Warbucks said anything they'd look at each other, an' they'd jes' roll their eyes..."

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"Sure, kid, sure. *chuckle* Look who thinks he's a detective..."

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"As long as you're here, boys, do you have any barbituates?"

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"Well, it depends on the situation."

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"You haven't? Well, I've taken a job with him! Oregon here I come!"

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We did try to warn ya!

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The DL *really* isn't going to like this.

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"Bum-Grifter" is an awfully specific job, but we live in specialized times.
 
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("Gol'stein," notes Joe. "Ainnat t'judge t'at sen' ya brutteh..." "His honeh is a fren'na t'fam'ly," interrupts Sally. "Mickey knows a lotta big shots. Judges, magehstrates..." "Yeh, 'magine he would." "What?" "Nut'n.")
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He can't help himself.


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Reader Samuel N. Koplowitz calls the Mayor's crusade against gamblers "an ill-timed publicity stunt." "If he is sincere in his crusade against betting on the horses, why doesn't he advocate legislation to license bookies at so much a year, thus eliminating the possibilities of graft and adding funds to the city treasury? He would not then be compelled to cut his budget and dismiss teachers from the school system." He adds, "men have bet in one way or another since Adam and Eve. Neither the mayor nor any man alive will ever stop them. If it isn't horses, it's card games, ball games, track meets, boxing, trolley cars, or cockroaches."
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I guess Eve's move with the apple was a gamble. I never thought of it that way before. Still seems like a stretch to me, but man does love himself a gamble and you aren't going to stop it.


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(Doesn't taste like gasoline at all!)
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Come on, Sleepy, all you had to do was bonk One-Eye on the head in panel one, finish him off and your troubles would be over. Otherwise, the guy owns you for life.


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("His back's turned and I've got a gun. 'Fat and shortlegged,' huh?")
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In truth, Dan didn't say, "Hobbs is fat and short legged like you." Then, I'd forgive Irwin for shooting Dan in the back.


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They're really missing the boat by not having a series of "Magistrate Solomon" B-movies.
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It still feels like there is more to the amnesia story.


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"Sure, kid, sure. *chuckle* Look who thinks he's a detective..."
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Cal's supposed to let rip with a big sneeze now directed right at the pile of ashes.
 

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("Yanks win in t'dese't, huh?" sniffs Sally. "Well, t'ey couldn' beat t' Cawrdnl's." "Yeh," adds Joe, "but t' Reds'a doin' okeh.")

A northward drive in the Solomon Islands is predicted by Admiral Chester Nimitz, as the commander in chief of the Pacific Fleet today expressed his confidence that Marines there will hold what they have and progress onward. But, he emphasized, his comments should not be interpreted as meaning that the Americans have the Japanese "on the run" at this time. "The Japanese must not be underestimated," the Admiral warned. "They are brave and resourceful, and for the most part experienced fighters. But they are meeting people with the same characteristics now, and are suffering accordingly."

Wendell Willkie is on his way to Washington today to make his report to President Roosevelt on his recent tour of war fronts from North Africa to Russia to China. The four-motored Army plane that took Mr. Willkie on his round-the-world trip left this morning from Minneapolis for the final leg of the journey. Mr. Willkie had planned to fly to New York, and then to his Indiana farm for a rest, but shortly after arriving in Minneapolis from Edmonton, Alberta, he received a wire from the President requesting that he proceed immediately to Washington. The 1940 Republican Presidential candidate's views on the second front in Europe will presumably be covered in his report to the President. Mr. Willkie stated before leaving for the Capital that he was gratified that those voicing opposition to his tour and his statements while abroad were "the same old die-hard Tory group who thinks America can live by itself." "Such opposition," he declared, "is a great asset."

British heavy bombers rained destruction on the German naval and submarine base at Kiel, at the Baltic end of the Kiel Canal. An Air Ministry communique noted that nine planes were lost during the sortie.

The War Production Board has shut down a Brooklyn manufacturing firm for misuse of priority materials. A WPB order suspending priority rights for the U-Need-A-Pack Company of 135 Plymouth Street charged that the firm illegally used 224,460 pounds of iron and 9976 pounds of zinc to manufacture 1247 machines in excess of WPB quotas between January and April of this year. The order shuts down the company effective immediately, and freezes its entire inventory until the Board can reallocate its material for war purposes.

Mayor LaGuardia today clarified his edict imposing Meatless Tuesdays on the city's hotels and restaurants, effective next week. In a statement released to hotel and restaurant associations which had questioned the specifics of the order, the Mayor declared that the only non-dairy foods which may be served on Tuesdays by restaurants and hotels are poultry, fish, liver, kidney, sweetbreads, and heart. Sausages made from any kind of meat may not be served, an order which leaves the city's hot dog and hamburger operators worried over the prospect of taking the main item of their menus off sale one day a week.

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(It's almost like winning the World Series, maybe, sorta.)

Six Nazi saboteurs executed in August have been buried in a Potter's Field near Washington, D. C., in a fenced-off section of the graveyard away from the paupers. The men, put to death after they were found guilty of sabotage and espionage by a military tribunal, were buried under headboards listing only numbers, not their names. Their bodies were unclaimed by relatives, even though two of the Nazi agents had wives in the United States.

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(It Was A Gentler Time...)

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("How many books has Margie Hart written?" sniffs Gypsy. "Well?" I haven't read this one yet myself, but I intend to remedy this at the earliest opportunity.)

The Eagle Editorialist praises Attorney General Francis Biddle for lifting enemy-alien sanctions against Italians in the United States, and praises Italian-Americans themselves, especially those in Brooklyn, for being able "to tell a real man from a blundering braggart" such as "the miserable Mussolini."

Reader Rae Harris Early writes in praising Bob Moses for "creating the marvelous idea that parks and beaches must be kept clean," and wonders if maybe someone might do the same thing for the subways, which are "filled with gum papers, cigarette stubs, and newspapers."

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"Blubbo, the Soap of Character!"

Three street vendors charged with selling uncovered pretzels near public schools in Ridgewood were fined $25 each yesterday in Long Island City Court. Unable to pay the fines, the defendants were jailed for ten days by Magistrate Jenkin R. Hockert. The three men were arrested by Department of Health Inspector George Loeffler, who testified that there have been three recent outbreaks of dysentery among schoolchildren in Ridgewood, believed to have been caused by unsanitary handling of food by street vendors who frequent the area.

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(Would YOU buy insurance from Branch Rickey?)

Radio favorite of ten years' past Jack Pearl is back on the air, in a new variety series over WOR starting tonight at 9:15 -- but not as "Baron Munchausen." The war being as it is, he's just "the Baron" now, and though his dialect is still as it always was, the Baron is now a Dutch refugee instead of a German aristocrat. The tall-tale telling is out as well, because, as Jack says, "what liar can compete with Hitler?" Still on hand, though, is straight man Cliff Hall, as the Baron's long-suffering sidekick "Sharlie."

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(Translation: "Flake off, you dried up old bat.")

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(It started out as champagne, but it's real pain now.)

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(Yeah, REAL FORENSIC SCIENCE! Let's see Dick Tracy top THAT!)

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("Ahh, just another rummy. These guys get worse every day!")
 

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"While the size 40s peered critically thru their lorgnettes..." Meow.

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Good Brooklyn blood will win the war!

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"Search warrant? What's that?"

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"Aw gee Ma, I bet Jimmy Doolittle's ma don't make HIM come to dinner!"

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The Oomph Baby.

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"Only thing wrong with this base -- no haystacks!"

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"Speakin of yellow, let me tell ya 'bout this yellow-haired kid I met out there. Kinda sappy, but this big Irish fella he was with seemed to know the score!"

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"Beeg Cheef" in a mountain village? BLAZE! IS THAT YOU??

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You really need to nail the windows shut.

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Hahahahahahahaha!
 
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("Yanks win in t'dese't, huh?" sniffs Sally. "Well, t'ey couldn' beat t' Cawrdnl's." "Yeh," adds Joe, "but t' Reds'a doin' okeh.")
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One imagines the Nazis haven't made it pleasant for Hess' wife, but she also probably sees the writing on the wall with all the allied bombing and figures aligning the Hess family with the allies is probably a good move. It won't work, but she's using her head.

Considering where we are today in social media and street protests, amongst other things, it's hard to imagine a time when a citizen saying in a restaurant that she hopes America loses the war would get her a suspended sentence.


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The War Production Board has shut down a Brooklyn manufacturing firm for misuse of priority materials. A WPB order suspending priority rights for the U-Need-A-Pack Company of 135 Plymouth Street charged that the firm illegally used 224,460 pounds of iron and 9976 pounds of zinc to manufacture 1247 machines in excess of WPB quotas between January and April of this year. The order shuts down the company effective immediately, and freezes its entire inventory until the Board can reallocate its material for war purposes.
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Phew, glad it wasn't Wumple & Co.


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Six Nazi saboteurs executed in August have been buried in a Potter's Field near Washington, D. C., in a fenced-off section of the graveyard away from the paupers. The men, put to death after they were found guilty of sabotage and espionage by a military tribunal, were buried under headboards listing only numbers, not their names. Their bodies were unclaimed by relatives, even though two of the Nazi agents had wives in the United States.
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"...fenced-off section of the graveyard away from the paupers." Statement made.


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The Eagle Editorialist praises Attorney General Francis Biddle for lifting enemy-alien sanctions against Italians in the United States, and praises Italian-Americans themselves, especially those in Brooklyn, for being able "to tell a real man from a blundering braggart" such as "the miserable Mussolini."
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I don't think "WTF" had been used yet, but if it had existed back then, Japanese Americans in interment camps would have been thinking just that.


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(Would YOU buy insurance from Branch Rickey?)
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Most insurance salesmen are like most politicians, the people you'd least like to have the job are the ones who most want it.


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(It started out as champagne, but it's real pain now.)
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I'm sensing a self-induced "Cast of Amontillado" twist coming.


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"While the size 40s peered critically thru their lorgnettes..." Meow.
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That was a particularly catty (and fun) remark.

"Flowing bob" seems oxymoronic.

Barbara might be working out of need not hobby - you don't know unless you are familiar with the intimate details of her family.


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"Beeg Cheef" in a mountain village? BLAZE! IS THAT YOU??
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It would be fun to see him again, but I was really hoping the Dragon Lady was behind Rouge.


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Hahahahahahahaha!

Now that is a punchline.
 

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("It ain't t'at I don' WANNA go," sighs Joe. "Solly went. Ya BRUTTEH went. But...ya know?" "I know," replies Sally. And Leonora says "Da.")

The Soviet Government today demanded that former Number Two Nazi Rudolf Hess, now in custody of the British, along with any other enemy warlords who fall into Allied custody, be put on trial immediately as war criminals. The Soviet statement, made in reply to a declaration by refugee governments based in London that Hess should be put on trial now by an international court for his share of the Nazi atrocity policy as an example to all German leaders of the retribution awaiting all of them after the war. Official British sources declined comment on the Russian demand, but it is understood thru informed sources that Britain will reject that call. It is stated that Foreign Office experts are "studying all angles" of the exact status of Hitler's former right-hand man, who parachuted into Scotland in May of 1941 on an ill-defined mission. As a "prisoner of state," Hess is said not to be subject to the Geneva Convention governing prisoners of war. The average Briton reacted variously to the Russian demand, with some agreeing with the call for an immediate trial, some arguing that a trial would be "unjustified at present," and some arguing that Hess should be summarily shot.

Americans interned by the Japanese at Manila have joined with a smaller number Britons, Poles, Dutch, Mexicans, and Finns to form a self-governing community headquartered on the campus of Santo Thomas University. The Office of War Information reports that all members of that community are performing some work duty, according to their abilities, in order to receive an equal share of the available funds and supplies. Two meals are served daily to all internees, who live in four-by-six bedrooms or dormitories consisting of 30 to 40 cots jammed into classrooms. Communication with those outside the compound is limited by the Japanese to a 25-word censored message, which may not contain the word "love," as the Japanese consider that word an infraction of their moral code.

Field Marshal Erwin Rommel has returned to his field headquarters in North Africa after a visit to Berlin, where he was reported to be present for Adolf Hitler's annual speech opening the German Winter Relief Campaign. His return to the Afrika Corps was seen by observers to be significant, as a possible indication that the Nazis are planning a new offensive in Egypt.

The Chairman of the Board of the General Electric Company, who had himself been seen as a possible Democratic gubernatorial candidate, has formally endorsed the candidacy of Attorney General John Bennett. Owen D. Young had supported the candidacy of Senator James M. Mead during the Democratic primary, but a letter to Mr. Bennett released today by Mr. Young praises the Attorney General's "outstanding record of public service," and, in particular, Mr. Bennett's part in a report presented to Governor Herbert Lehman earlier this year on conditions in the New York State milk industry. Mr. Young stressed that he was supporting Mr. Bennett not merely as a business executive but as a dairyman who operates a large upstate farm.

In San Francisco, a search by 30,000 civilian volunteers has failed to locate a missing 4-year-old girl last seen playing on her grandmother's porch. The child, Vivian Miller, was feared to have been "abducted by a degenerate, or a woman with an abnormal mother complex, or to have been kidnapped for ransom." Vivian was last seen wearing a hula skirt over a pink print dress. "She was a shy girl," stated her mother, "who was taught not to speak to strangers. She would never wander."

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(The Peabody?? 1913 says hello, and reminds you that no zoot suiters need apply.)

Wendell Willkie was back in New York today to declare his insistence that the time has come to open a second front in Europe. Mr. Willkie, back in the city following his report yesterday to the President, stated that he plans to present the findings of his tour of war fronts to the public in a series of "crystal clear reports." He did not specify how he plans to deliver his reports on his 31,000-mile globe-girdling tour, but it is anticipated that he will do so by means of public addresses and radio broadcasts following a brief period of recuperation at his Indiana farm. Mr. Willkie said that he holds his firm views on the second front regardless of the objections of "some military men." He stressed that "Germany will never conquer Russia," and emphasized "we are going to win this war."

Mayor LaGuardia today urged that college students in the sciences be exempted from immediate conscription if the draft age is extended to include 18 and 19 year olds, arguing before a Senate committee in Washington that studies in engineering, medicine, and chemistry are vital to the war effort. He also called for an amendment to the draft law requiring Selective Service boards to make all their records public in order to assure mothers that "the boy across the street is not being improperly deferred." The Mayor, in endorsing the drafting of teen-agers, criticized the Army for not being forthcoming with the public about the need to draft youths, arguing that it was known two years ago that such a step would be necessary. He also denounced "the Army policy of placing good, healthy 6-foot youngsters at typewriters and trying to make doughboys out of 36-year-old office men."

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(SO STOP COMPLAINING AND PUT A SWEATER ON.)

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(You like chicken, right? Everybody likes chicken. Well, you'll LEARN to like chicken. And fish. Don't forget fish.)

The Eagle Editorialist expresses disgust at the continued existence of the poll tax in eight Southern states as a means to "disqualify poor people from the ballot." He calls this "thoroughly un-American," adding that "it is especially indefensible to be drafting thousands of Negroes into the Army and expecting them to die for their country, if need be, and yet at the same time to be depriving these people of the right to vote. Continuance of this situation makes a mockery of our claims to be fighting for the democratic way of life." The EE also denounces plans by the Southern block for a filibuster to block a bill eliminating the poll tax now pending in the Senate, calling "the use of the filibuster as undemocratic as the evil which this bill seeks to eradicate."

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("Business is business!")

A 300-pound baby steer that dived into the East River gave police, slaughterhouse workers, and the people on Welfare Island a thrill today as it outwitted a score of would-be cowboys who tried to lasso the animal as it surfaced and submerged in the water like a bovine U-Boat. The steer had jumped off a Manhattan dock just after being landed from a barge, and headed for the island, with police launches giving chase. Police finally recaptured the animal after "a tough struggle."

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(Sure, Larry took the Kaiser's ashtray with him, but I can't believe he left the moosehead. Unless it's to remind everyone what he looks like. And yes, the more I hear about Fitz or Camilli for manager, the more I like it. The only one who *wouldn't* like it is Chuck Dressen, but all they have to do is tell him that not being manager means he has more time to go to the track, and he'll settle right down.)

A total of 807 complaints from children about their parents gambling have been turned over to Police Commissioner Lewis J. Valentine since the start of Mayor LaGuardia's anti-gambling campaign. All are being "thoroughly investigated."

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(She said, sarcastically.)

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(Who you callin' WENCH???)

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(Dan loves his new hat so much HE WILL NEVER TAKE IT OFF.)

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(THERE IS NO ESCAPE FROM AMERICA'S NUMBER ONE HERO DOG!)
 

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And in the Daily News...

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Meat rationing will be here before you know it.

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"Huh," say the boys at the Sugar Bowl. "Wonder why Pop hung up this poster."

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KIDS TODAY.

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"No questions asked, huh?" WINK WINK

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BUT WHAT ABOUT A WARRANT????

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Well, this will be entertaining.

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"One of the girls imported for the dance."

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No beeg cheef I recognize. Blaze is probably working as a dollar-a-year man now.

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Hey kid, why aren't you in the Junior Commandos?

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"Don't worry, Mortimer dear. He'll be in the Army soon. I hope."
 
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The Soviet Government today demanded that former Number Two Nazi Rudolf Hess, now in custody of the British, along with any other enemy warlords who fall into Allied custody, be put on trial immediately as war criminals. The Soviet statement, made in reply to a declaration by refugee governments based in London that Hess should be put on trial now by an international court for his share of the Nazi atrocity policy as an example to all German leaders of the retribution awaiting all of them after the war. Official British sources declined comment on the Russian demand, but it is understood thru informed sources that Britain will reject that call. It is stated that Foreign Office experts are "studying all angles" of the exact status of Hitler's former right-hand man, who parachuted into Scotland in May of 1941 on an ill-defined mission. As a "prisoner of state," Hess is said not to be subject to the Geneva Convention governing prisoners of war. The average Briton reacted variously to the Russian demand, with some agreeing with the call for an immediate trial, some arguing that a trial would be "unjustified at present," and some arguing that Hess should be summarily shot.
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" The Soviet statement, made in reply to a declaration by refugee governments based in London that Hess should be put on trial now by an international court for his share of the Nazi atrocity policy as an example to all German leaders of the retribution awaiting all of them after the war."

If your goal is to encourage German leaders to fight to the last man, this would be one way to do it.


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(The Peabody?? 1913 says hello, and reminds you that no zoot suiters need apply.)
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It is absolutely amazing how popular couples dancing together was back then and how that style of dancing has all but disappeared today. It only pops up at weddings (and I know there are hobbyists), but only a few really knows how to do it anymore. Most wedding dance floors are a mess today. Wedding planers won't let it go though as they want to capture the elegance of that older era. Also, take away dancing and the modern wedding becomes just a very expensive meal with speeches.


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A total of 807 complaints from children about their parents gambling have been turned over to Police Commissioner Lewis J. Valentine since the start of Mayor LaGuardia's anti-gambling campaign. All are being "thoroughly investigated."
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I know I've mentioned this before, but my father was a gambler and (pretty sure) bookie when I was growing up. Had I turned him in, he would have disowned me and never looked back.


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(THERE IS NO ESCAPE FROM AMERICA'S NUMBER ONE HERO DOG!)

"He has an army of others helping him and still he's only, possibly, stumbling by accident into success."
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"There's nothing wrong with being number two."
"Drop dead."
"Nice."


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Meat rationing will be here before you know it.
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The Capones should have kept their name as, in a few generation, it would have a roguish cachet and marketing possibilities.


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No beeg cheef I recognize. Blaze is probably working as a dollar-a-year man now.
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Like the mob, I could see Blaze as a genuine patriot in his own way, but somehow or other, even if he was a dollar-a-year man, his bank account would be increasing by way more than a dollar a year. You can't take the larceny out of some people no matter what the cause.


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"Don't worry, Mortimer dear. He'll be in the Army soon. I hope."

I don't remember the army's exact height requirement, but there is no way he makes it. That said, why doesn't the army put guys like him in desk or supply jobs to free up taller men for combat duty?
 

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(Mr. Turkus's campaign kickoff took place at, where else, Midnight Rose Gold's candy store in Brownsville, the backroom of which was the dispatch office of the Murder For Money Gang. Hey, at least they weren't bookies.)

Six Allied governments have indicted thousands of Axis and Axis-associated government officials and military men for war crimes, and plan to try them as soon as the war is over. The governments-in-exile of Norway, Yugoslavia, Holland, Belgium, Czechoslovakia, and Poland issued the list today, listing such men as Vidkun Quisling, Norwegian collaborationist, General Milan Nedic, president of the Nazi puppet regime in Yugoslavia, General Paul Redeiss, head of the Gestapo in Norway, and his Norwegian colleague Jonas Lie, German General Fritz Zimmerman, charged with ordering the slaughter of every man and boy in the town of Kragujevac, and Hungarian General Feran Bojor, charged with ordering the massacre of every Serb in the village of Novissad.

Senate-House conferees have agreed today on a $3,650,000,000 Victory Tax, stiffest increase ever voted on individuals, with minor amendments not expected to affect the main features of the levy. The new tax imposes a 5 percent levy on all gross incomes above $12 a week, beginning in 1943, with a portion of the money to be rebated to taxpayers after the war. The plan calls for the new tax to be collected on a pay-as-you-go basis by means of money withheld from pay envelopes.

In the Bronx, a truck driver who ran over and killed an eight-year-old boy required police protection after infuriated neighborhood residents pelted him with stones, garbage, and garbage cans. Several hundred residents of 189th Street, who have long sought to ban truck traffic from their neighborhood, formed a mob near the intersection of Hoffman Street, near where the boy, Joseph Picone of 2476 Belmont Avenue, was run down by a truck driven by Leonard Choiniers of Springfield Massachusetts for the Sommers Motor Lines, Ltd. About fifty men and women broke off from the larger crowd to pursue the fleeing driver, pelting him with rubbish, and police had to send for two radio cars to break up the mob.

Four men and a woman were arrested in a Bay Ridge bail bondsman's office on a charge that they used the office as a base of operations for running a policy game. The office is located at 127 Schermerhorn Street, directly across from the Kings County Court. Celia Wright of 1094 Dean Street, Jose Gil of 1839 E. 39th Street, Joseph Fernandez of 280 Bridge Street, and Maurice Karan of 231 Clinton Street were charged with possession of policy slips, while bondsman Frank Perro of 46 Henry Street was charged with allowing his office to be used for policy gambling.

In Red Bluff, California, a 39-year-old workman told police he kidnapped 4-year-old Vivian Miller off her grandmother's San Francisco porch because his wife was unable to have children of her own. Beaumont Du Bois confessed to abducting the child and then abandoning her at a school in Grant's Pass, Oregon, because "the trail was getting too hot." Du Bois insisted that his wife was unaware of the abduction, but she is being taken with him to San Francisco where they will both face charges.

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("Look, at least it wasn't a zoot suit.")

A 24-year-old survivor of the attack of Pearl Harbor was killed after he was hit with a baseball during a game played at Hickam Field, Hawaii. A War Department telegram received by the soldier's sister, Mrs. Paul McAvoy of Central Islip, Long Island, notified her of the death of Sergeant Robert Storey of the Signal Corps. Sgt. Storey had served in Hawaii since last year, after joining the Army in 1940. He was at his post when the Japanese attacked last December 7th, and was promoted to Sergeant for his bravery under fire.

Air raid wardens in the 66th Precinct are on the edge of revolt over their lack of helmets. One warden at the post headquartered at Public School 131 in the Fort Hamilton District has already resigned, and about a dozen others are threatening to do so because they have yet to receive the protective headgear they were promised months ago. Center of the discontent is the former post warden Simon Slovitt of 1009 44th Street, who wrote a strongly-worded letter to Mayor LaGuardia last week asking that the proceeds of the current scrap collection drive be focused on local defense needs, particularly helmets for air raid wardens. The Mayor turned the letter over to Deputy Police Commissioner John H. Morris, commander of the Air Raid Warden service, who in turn turned the matter over to Deputy Sector Commander Wilbur Bridges, who summoned Slovitt to his office on Monday night to demand an explanation. Slovitt resigned immediately, leading to the threatened resignation of eleven other wardens. Bridges emphasized that there is no quarrel with Slovitt for writing a letter to the Mayor, but charged that he inappropriately represented the letter as having been written on behalf of the entire warden post without authorization. Bridges pointed out that the wardens are "a voluntary organization, but we have to have some discipline."

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(My mother's most vivid memory of the war is of going to bed fully dressed, with a coat, hat, and gloves on.)

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("Ya neveh b'lieve it," says Sally. "My Ma signed up t'loin how t'bowl. Oveh t' Fitz's alleys. I ask ya!" "Fitz is married," points out Joe. "He ain' gonna be innehrested..." "Aw, getcha min' outta t' gutteh," scoffs Sally. "My ma jus' t'inks he's a good-lookin' felleh. An'nee's Irish! She c'n look, can't she?" "He ain' *t'at* good lookin' a felleh," grumbles Joe. "Well, no, ya right onnat," notes Sally. "I mean, compa'ehed t' Petey...")

Frankfurter and hamburger stand operators in the city are said to be preparing to defy Mayor LaGuardia's "Meatless Tuesday" edict next week. Maintaining that they will have to close down their businesses if the Mayor's "suggestion" in last week's radio broadcast is followed, a coalition of stand operators indicated they will not abide by that order unless it comes from an authority higher than that of the Mayor.

The Eagle Editorialist observes that the true nature of Hitler's "New Order" for Europe was revealed yesterday by the summary execution of fifty hostages at the Renault automobile factory outside Paris. This incident and other, similar incidents in Norway, Greece, Holland, and Poland emphasize what this "wave of the future" has brought to humanity.

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(I look forward to the Junior Commandos going after hypochondriacs.)

A Nassau County judge has reserved decision on a request from legal counsel for a mental examination for Barbara Lucy Taylor, 28 year old Roslyn Heights socialite whose police-booth smashing antics have put her in the psychopathic ward at Meadowbrook Hospital. Her attorney is now seeking to have her committed to an institution for mental patients in Amityville, based on advice from psychiatrists that she should be "treated for mental diseases" as soon as arrangements for her committment can be made. In reserving judgment, Judge Cortland A. Johnson acknowledged "there is something wrong with this girl."

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(Mr. Rickey sure has a clever way of negotiating for this job.)

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(I am not playing the role of Anne Page. Besides, this guy is much too Lionel Atwill-looking for my tastes.)

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(Smell ya later, One Lump!)

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("Oh, and hey -- like my new hat?")

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(WISH THOSE NEWSREEL CAMERAS WOULD HURRY UP THEY DON'T WANT TO MISS THIS)
 

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All right, Julie -- now that this is over with, you need to find an out-of-work burlesque comic. It's the only way you're gonna get on Broadway. Wonder what Billy Hagan's up to?

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Speaking of...

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Wait'll the HOA hears about this.

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Well, Mama might have a few thoughts on that point.

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Driftwood with a gun? Nah, that's too easy.

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"Even worse! It's a BETTING SLIP!"

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Don't get too comfy, kid.

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"How much do YOU have left?" "Let's not talk about that."

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You really have no idea who you're dealing with, do you?

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Always a best man, never a groom...
 
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(Mr. Turkus's campaign kickoff took place at, where else, Midnight Rose Gold's candy store in Brownsville, the backroom of which was the dispatch office of the Murder For Money Gang. Hey, at least they weren't bookies.)
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Crimes oddly can have a vogue as, like we see again today, starting fires seems to have in Brooklyn in 1942.


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Four men and a woman were arrested in a Bay Ridge bail bondsman's office on a charge that they used the office as a base of operations for running a policy game. The office is located at 127 Schermerhorn Street, directly across from the Kings County Court. Celia Wright of 1094 Dean Street, Jose Gil of 1839 E. 39th Street, Joseph Fernandez of 280 Bridge Street, and Maurice Karan of 231 Clinton Street were charged with possession of policy slips, while bondsman Frank Perro of 46 Henry Street was charged with allowing his office to be used for policy gambling.
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Illegal gambling being run out of a bail bonds office makes sense as providing bail bonds is a shady business that is, effectively, a gamble. Whereas, gambling being run out of candy stores and ice cream parlors is playing against type, which of course, at least initially, was part of the plan as they make a good cover until it becomes a well-known ploy (like drug dealing out of pizza parlors was in NYC in the '80s).


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("Ya neveh b'lieve it," says Sally. "My Ma signed up t'loin how t'bowl. Oveh t' Fitz's alleys. I ask ya!" "Fitz is married," points out Joe. "He ain' gonna be innehrested..." "Aw, getcha min' outta t' gutteh," scoffs Sally. "My ma jus' t'inks he's a good-lookin' felleh. An'nee's Irish! She c'n look, can't she?" "He ain' *t'at* good lookin' a felleh," grumbles Joe. "Well, no, ya right onnat," notes Sally. "I mean, compa'ehed t' Petey...")
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:)


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A Nassau County judge has reserved decision on a request from legal counsel for a mental examination for Barbara Lucy Taylor, 28 year old Roslyn Heights socialite whose police-booth smashing antics have put her in the psychopathic ward at Meadowbrook Hospital. Her attorney is now seeking to have her committed to an institution for mental patients in Amityville, based on advice from psychiatrists that she should be "treated for mental diseases" as soon as arrangements for her committment can be made. In reserving judgment, Judge Cortland A. Johnson acknowledged "there is something wrong with this girl."
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"there is something wrong with this girl."

Sadly there is. It will be interesting to see how 1942 justice deals with her.


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(I am not playing the role of Anne Page. Besides, this guy is much too Lionel Atwill-looking for my tastes.)
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We were due for some comicstrip porn as "Smilin' Jack" and the, usually, scantily clad Cindy are still two days away.


And in the Daily News...
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All right, Julie -- now that this is over with, you need to find an out-of-work burlesque comic. It's the only way you're gonna get on Broadway. Wonder what Billy Hagan's up to?
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Could that story, in all of one paragraph, be more 1940s? It has as stripper, a bigamist, a jockey, a divorce "referee" and a theatrical producer - throw in a candy store fronting for a gambling operation and we'd be done here.


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Speaking of...
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The porn industry had yet to discover the value of cheeky punny titles for its movies.


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Driftwood with a gun? Nah, that's too easy.
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In the spirit of a picture is worth a thousand words, we now understand why Shadow should not be drafted.


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"Even worse! It's a BETTING SLIP!"
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Where does Frizzletop go at night to sleep, shower, etc. or, conversely, she's gotta be getting pretty ripe as it's been how many days that she's been with Junior and Tracy?


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*sob*

It still makes me sad.

Amazing that a year has already gone by.

Also, makes me think of our friend Harp who I hope is still with us.
 

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(Something tells me that Mr. Herman Goldie isn't very good at his job.)

A grey-haired, mild-mannered, soft-spoken 51-year-old widow was arraigned yesterday in Felony Court on grand larceny charges, to the amazement of Magistrate Charles Solomon, who told her that he could have easily been one of her victims. Bail was denied to Mrs. Margaret Bennett for the 1939 theft of a $500 fur coat from Mrs. Frieda Bennett of 699 Crown Street, where Mrs. Bennett had worked as a domestic. In reviewing Mrs. Bennett's extensive criminal record dating back to 1924, Magistrate Solomon noted that she had been arrested nine times over the past seventeen years on various counts of grand larceny and forgery, and that she has been convicted four times, three times in New York and once in Los Angeles, where, in 1925, she drew a prison sentence. "It is difficult to associate your record with your motherly and utterly disarming appearance," commented the Magistrate. "I understand, however, that you are a female Raffles with an international reputation."

As a means of helping the war effort, the organizing committee of the Barbers Union of America Local 2 CIO of Brooklyn is proposing the closing of all barbershops at 7 PM in order to save gas, electricity, and water. The plan is being proposed as part of the new wage contract now being negotiated with the Kings and Queens County Master Barbers Association. National Director John Tartamella of the union, which represents more than 3000 barbers employed in 1500 shops in Brooklyn and Queens, says that opposition to the early closing policy is coming from independent shops in the Borough Hall section.

Mayor LaGuardia today presented to Major General Robert M. Danford of the City Patrol Corps samples of police clubs made from the hardwood legs of confiscated pinball machines. At a City Hall ceremony, the Mayor stated that more than 2000 such clubs will be made from a total of 3710 machines seized by the Police Department, for issue to CPC members, and that $2000 recovered from the coin boxes of the machines will be turned over to the Police Pension Fund. The Mayor denounced pinball machines as "the real larceny machine, brother of the tinhorn," and proclaimed their manufacturers and distributors to be "slimy crews of tinhorns, well-dressed and living in luxury from this penny thievery."

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("Look you guys, don't kid about the Dodgers. I'm warnin' ya. Don't kid about the Dodgers.")

A 69-year-old woman who claims to be a Creole Indian will serve 30 days in City Prison following her conviction in Coney Island Court on disorderly conduct charges. Susie Johnson of 613 Halsey Street was dressed in nun's garb on October 3rd, when she stood on the corner of Mermaid Avenue and W. 22nd Street shouting "the Jews are no good" at passers by. Miss Johnson claimed to be collecting funds for "The Temple of the Gospel Kingdom" of 300 W. 136th Street in Manhattan. A complaint against her was signed by Mrs. Edith Fishman of 2937 W. 22nd Street, who pointed out that Miss Johnson was making her proclamations in a Jewish neighborhood.

Film actor Errol Flynn is free on $1000 bail following his arraignment on charges that he criminally assaulted a 17-year-old movie-struck waitress in an upstairs bedroom of a posh Bel-Air mansion. Miss Betty Hansen accused the film star of statutory rape at the home of wealthy sportsman Fred McAvoy. Three studio workers, held on the same charges, have admitted to engaging in "illicit relations" with Miss Hansen. Flynn denied the charge, declaring that he had only exchanged a few words with Miss Hansen at the party, and claimed to have left before any of the other guests. "I hardly knew her," Flynn insisted. Miss Hansen told her story first to a grand jury, which refused to believe her, and subsequently took the matter to the District Attorney's office. Miss Hansen stated that she "gladly submitted to the men" because she thought it would help her become a movie star.

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(All it takes is a little pluck, a little luck -- and relentless IRON DISCIPLINE. Right, Colonel?)

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(Besides, you never know when the draft age will be lowered to 10.)

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("Yeh," says Joe. "I seen Dixie aroun' a coupla times. He don' sign no autagraphs, an' he don' sing. An' he's gettin' bald-headed. Neveh wouldeh 'magined." "I 'magine Petey's busy wit' wawr woik," replies Sally." "Don' he woik inna gas station out t' Califawrnyeh?" recalls Joe. "Right onna fron' lines," nods Sally. "I bet non'a t'em phony ration books get past 'im." "Long as he ain' gotta hit." "What?" "Nut'n.")

Dixie Walker, one of the most popular players ever to wear a Brooklyn Dodger uniform, is now the athletic director of the Sperry Gyroscope Company -- and as such has made arrangements for company workers, both male and female, to bowl at least once a week at the Nevins Bowling Center, Fulton Street and Flatbush Avenue. "I haven't bowled much," acknowledged Walker, "but there's no question about it being a great conditioner. Frankly, I was introduced to bowling in recent years, and I'm not in the same class with Freddie Fitzsimmons. But I'll get there!"

Connie Mack's right-hand man has left the Philadelphia Athletics for a defense job. A's third base coach Al Simmons, a star of the Philadelphia pennant winners of 1929-31, resigned yesterday to go into war work "for the duration."

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(I wonder what Jack Carson does for a stage act, especially sharing a bill with the Three Stooges?)

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("Angel Varden is here to donate blood." "Really? Where'd she get it?")

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(Stamm sure does have a thing for wide-brimmed hats.)

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(AND BEST OF ALL BEING A SECRET OPERATIVE I DON'T NEED A WARRANT! I DON'T! DO I?)

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(FACE LICKING DOG! FACE LICKING DOG! FACE LICKING DOG!)
 

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And in the Daily News...

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As one who lives on a street frequently used as a thru-traffic bypass by vehicles with no business doing such, I can entirely sympathize with the residents of 189th Street. I'd throw a few garbage cans myself.

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Did the last one?

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Now he's just trolling.

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Who needs the Navy?

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Retreat to Australia?

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OH BOY PLAY "I WANT A ZOOT SUIT WITH A REET PLEAT!"

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"Fine. Now that that's settled, let's neck."

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We know Caniff works about six weeks ahead, but now is not the time to be introducing a rakish Errol Flynn type character.

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Careful now, he's also bitten a few magistrates.

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If this ends tragically, I am going to kick Carl Ed right where it hurts.
 
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A grey-haired, mild-mannered, soft-spoken 51-year-old widow was arraigned yesterday in Felony Court on grand larceny charges, to the amazement of Magistrate Charles Solomon, who told her that he could have easily been one of her victims. Bail was denied to Mrs. Margaret Bennett for the 1939 theft of a $500 fur coat from Mrs. Frieda Bennett of 699 Crown Street, where Mrs. Bennett had worked as a domestic. In reviewing Mrs. Bennett's extensive criminal record dating back to 1924, Magistrate Solomon noted that she had been arrested nine times over the past seventeen years on various counts of grand larceny and forgery, and that she has been convicted four times, three times in New York and once in Los Angeles, where, in 1925, she drew a prison sentence. "It is difficult to associate your record with your motherly and utterly disarming appearance," commented the Magistrate. "I understand, however, that you are a female Raffles with an international reputation."
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Why isn't she still in prison to start with. What do you have to do to get locked up for a long time? So much for justice back then always being harsh.


...

Mayor LaGuardia today presented to Major General Robert M. Danford of the City Patrol Corps samples of police clubs made from the hardwood legs of confiscated pinball machines. At a City Hall ceremony, the Mayor stated that more than 2000 such clubs will be made from a total of 3710 machines seized by the Police Department, for issue to CPC members, and that $2000 recovered from the coin boxes of the machines will be turned over to the Police Pension Fund. The Mayor denounced pinball machines as "the real larceny machine, brother of the tinhorn," and proclaimed their manufacturers and distributors to be "slimy crews of tinhorns, well-dressed and living in luxury from this penny thievery."
...

They're not as innocent as windmills, but LaGuardia might benefit from reading "Don Quixote."


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("Yeh," says Joe. "I seen Dixie aroun' a coupla times. He don' sign no autagraphs, an' he don' sing. An' he's gettin' bald-headed. Neveh wouldeh 'magined." "I 'magine Petey's busy wit' wawr woik," replies Sally." "Don' he woik inna gas station out t' Califawrnyeh?" recalls Joe. "Right onna fron' lines," nods Sally. "I bet non'a t'em phony ration books get past 'im." "Long as he ain' gotta hit." "What?" "Nut'n.")
...

:)


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Dixie Walker, one of the most popular players ever to wear a Brooklyn Dodger uniform, is now the athletic director of the Sperry Gyroscope Company -- and as such has made arrangements for company workers, both male and female, to bowl at least once a week at the Nevins Bowling Center, Fulton Street and Flatbush Avenue. "I haven't bowled much," acknowledged Walker, "but there's no question about it being a great conditioner. Frankly, I was introduced to bowling in recent years, and I'm not in the same class with Freddie Fitzsimmons. But I'll get there!"
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How can they go to Nevins Bowling Center and not Freddie Fitzsimmons' Lanes?


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(I wonder what Jack Carson does for a stage act, especially sharing a bill with the Three Stooges?)
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The "gambling syndicate's messenger" is not long for this world.


And in the Daily News...

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As one who lives on a street frequently used as a thru-traffic bypass by vehicles with no business doing such, I can entirely sympathize with the residents of 189th Street. I'd throw a few garbage cans myself.
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It's 80 years later and the same workman's compensation fraud/racket is still up and running as every few years or so the same type of stories will spill out into the news in NYC and then be hushed up again. The corruption and "profitability" runs up high and very deep in gov't and the medical and legal professions on this one (plus we shouldn't forget the lying "victims"), so powerful forces circle the wagons to shut the news coverage and investigations down. And it's no victimless crime as the rest of us pay through higher insurance premiums either directly or through our employer or union.


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We know Caniff works about six weeks ahead, but now is not the time to be introducing a rakish Errol Flynn type character.
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No kidding, we'll be reading a lot about Flynn and, well, two girls over the next several months, but Caniff's flier could just as easily be a Clark Gable type.


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Careful now, he's also bitten a few magistrates.
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Really officer? It will be much easier for you to just have them shake hands and then let them off with a warning.
 

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Fitz says "it's all right if good ol' Dix wants to take his business to Nevins Street, even though we got much more room an' better equipment an' pinboys that don't look like they just come off a chain gang. We got plenty business here, an' if good ol' Dix wants to spread around the loot a bit that's all perfectly fine with me. Good ol' Dix. He should come by soon, I can give him some pointers to improve his game..."

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