Miscellany, Jun. 22, 1942

Violation. In Columbia, Mo., a man who had struck his bespectacled wife was haled into court, fined $15 for breaking glass in the street.

Explanation. In Brooklyn, two holdup men tried to rob deaf Abraham Markowitz of $200. He shouted. They shouted. People began to gather. The bandits fled without the money.

Wild West. In Helena, Mont., onetime ripsnortin' mining town, police got a complaint that a boy was frightening horses with a cap pistol.

On the Nose. In Columbus, Ga., R. P. Peacock sat down to watch a ball game, declared to a companion: "I...

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