Miscellany, Oct. 14, 1940


In Streator, Ill., a traffic violator accepted from Police Magistrate F. P. Goebel a lyday jail term rather than a $5 fine, at suppertime paid the fine rather than accept coffee, bread and bologna which he said he abhors.


In Toledo, patrolmen answered a midnight alarm at the Buckeye Paint & Varnish Co., nabbed Harry Lang, 43, church deacon, carrying off five gallons of paint. Booked for burglary, militant Lang explained. His church needed painting.


In Hollywood, when E. Bruce Kinney protested he would smother if locked in the trunk compartment...

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