Miscellany, Jul. 31, 1944

No Gaffs, No Gimmicks. In Indianapolis, John E. Lee, 17, on trial for bigamy, explained that he had thought his second marriage automatically divorced him from his first wife.

Button, Button. In Miles City, Mont., Frank Smith got out of his car, stopped, picked up a button. He soon let go—attached to it were seven rattles and a rattlesnake.

Hardy Perennial. In Dublin, Ind., 75-year-old Riley A. Laymon and his 33-year-old wife had their third child in three years.

Half Truth. In Boston, Mrs. Henry F. Waitt was asked in court: "Didn't your husband black your eyes last year?" Replied...