Miscellany, Aug. 10, 1942

Listen, Judge. In Chicago, a Texas badman, Taylor N. Whichard, told the judge that if all charges against him were dropped, he would personally rub out Adolf Hitler. The judge, unmoved, gave him nine years.

Procrustes. In Birmingham, Ala., a widow sued an undertaking firm for $75,000, charging that the undertaker sawed both feet off her husband's body so that it would fit in a small casket.

Warrior. In Dedham, Mass., John R. Marsolini, soon to be inducted, asked court permission to shorten his surname to Mars.

Request. In El Dorado, Kans., the men who lounge...

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