Miscellany, Mar. 25, 1940

Words In Pittsburgh, Pa., Walter J. Morrison filed a 10,000-word complaint against his wife. Remarking that it was longer than Gone With the Wind, Judge M. A. Musmanno countered tersely with a 68-word divorce grant.

Wanted

In Memphis, Tenn., the Commercial Appeal carried the following advertisement: WANTED: no citizens willing to loan $1 each to pay my fine, when I was forced to break the traffic law, so I can be released and earn money to pay a lawyer to prove my innocence of other charges. T. L. Christy.

Watchdog

In Rochester, N.Y., burglars took $75 worth of merchandise from a filling station....

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