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COd - 'Vas You Darv Harvard?' Boston Asks Sacred Cod...
'Vas You Darv Harvard?' Boston Asks Sacred Cod Stolen From Massachusetts State House and SeriouS'Minded Students Threaten to Steal Municipal Flag - BOSTON, April 27 W Massachusetts, there she - stands without the sacred cod I , Thus is briefly told the plight tonight of the old bay state as her wounded pride spurred on legators, state officials and law ' officers in search of the missing emblem of the state's earliest industry," fishing. . .' From . the . chamber of the house of repre - sentativ e s,. .where it, had hung for 30 years the cod disappeared yesterday. ' Its absence provoked a mystery on Beacon Hill that veteran state house attaches found hard to match. , Threaten Boston Flag ' Suspicious eyes turned toward Cambridge, seat of Harvard .university, and the birthplace of many a prank. Snooping there by one of the state's crack detectives brought forth no clue, however. A telephone message to Mayor James M. Cur ley's offlce said: "Tell the mayor that when the saered cod is returned it will be wrapped in the municipal flag, now flying , in front of city hall. Try and catch us when we cop the flag. Lafayette Mulligan, we ace here!" v r State police were told that three youths, - whose appearance was1 markedly collegiate, were seen in the state house. One carried a box from which lilies protruded but which might well have been a vehicle of concealment for removal of the cod from the building. Soon after they were seen, an anonymous telephone - call to the state house press room sent newspapermen scurrying to the chamber to discover the cod' was missipg. The sacred cod is a five - foot representation of a codfish, carved from wood and coated with silver. History records first1 mention of in the house Journal of March 17, 1784, when permission was given hang a cod in the house chamber "as had been usual formerly." The quoted expression was believed refer to a cod which, hung In the gold state house prior to destruc tion by fire of that building in 1747a NINE SCOTTSDALE MUTINY NEGROES Put on Bread and Water When They Refuse to Return to Cells BIRMINGHAM, Ala., April 27 ) The nine Negro defendants in the "Scottsboro case" ' late today were looked in the day cell of the Jefferson MOB OFFARMERS ATTACKS JUDGE Abduct and Manhandle Iowa Jurist for Mortgage Action LE MARS, Iowa, April 27 (p) crowd of more than 100 farmers late today dragged District Judge. Charles C. Bradley from his . court room,

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  1. Reading Times,
  2. 28 Apr 1933, Fri,
  3. Page 1

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