Wartime Living. In Washington, D. C., a patent was awarded for a folding-bed attachment for office desks.
Illegal. In Florida's Supreme Court, Willis Abram Briggs, who said he had fallen ill as a result of a fleabite, lost his fight for workmen's compensation because he had felt the flea bite him but had not actually seen it happen.
Peeper. In Brockton, Mass., the dog-catcher got a complaint from a woman that a puppy had been peeking in her window every night.
Engineering. In Pontiac, Mich., after years of promoting, the fire department finally got an appropriation for a $17,000 fire engine, then found it...