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.
Oct. 16th 1940 -
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