Miscellany, Sep. 28, 1942

Bitter-Enders. In The Bronx, John O'Hara and Thomas Reilly, practiced dips, were charged with pocket-picking in a patrol wagon en route to the police station.

Lid. In Marion, N.C., a new, carelessly worded city ordinance inadvertently prohibited all church services, theatricals, school programs, sessions of court, dances, lectures and club meetings, unless they were held in a specified vacant lot with the mayor's permission.

Party. In Denver, restaurant burglars made off with six cartons of candy, two pies, the contents of seven gum machines, one juke-box record: Why Don't We Do This More Often?

Defeat. In Italy, Tex., a rattlesnake wound itself around Farmer...

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