More birdies for golf links urged at Cornell. . . . Kills self in hut shared by goat. . . . Mosquito wins flight honors. . . . Woman publishes newspaper. . . . Asks $10,000 for Barber's slash. . . . Has taught school for 67 years. . . . Kentucky grandmother jailed for bootlegging. . .
All the illuminating bits of news listed above are quoted from the headlines of a yesterday's issue of one of the outstanding newspapers in the country. The same paper, it is true, carried full accounts of the Indian riots, senatorial goings-on, and other more legitimate news. The events which by all sane standards may be said to hold any vital importance for America or the world apparently have to be spiced with innumerable inconsequential and often silly stories. A public once satisfied by "news" from Winstead, Conn., about five-legged calves, trained brook trout, talking chickens, and green horses, must now have the gossip and idiocies of a whole world to satisfy its craving for bizarre trifles.
Here are some more bits culled form the same issue of the same newspaper which sponsored those in the first paragraph: Shali's gilded motor car shipped to Persia today. . . Finds honey in rafters. . . Queen Mary's collection of embroidery exhibited. . . Thinks he saw Great Pagoda from flagpole. . . Parrot embargo makes bedlam of quiet town. . Volunteer killed as tree falls. . . Horse takes motor parts; owner put on probation. . Yonkers bans all-night parking. . Flea bites please dogs for a time, says expert