COLUMBUS, GA., Forty-Two incher registers for draft -- Clarence Chesterfield Howerton (second from right), billed as Major Mite by Ringling Bros., and Barnum & Bailey Circus.  Gives the answers to school teacher Miss Netty Murphey as circus folk took time off to register with Uncle Sam.  Looking over the Major's shoulder is Eight Foot Four  Gottlieb Fischer while Joseph Nawrath, 48 inches, awaits his turn.  Major Mite's registration card read: Height, 42 inches; age, 27 and weight, 45 pounds.

AP wirephoto Oct. 16th 1940 -

 


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