Miscellany, Jan. 26, 1948

Force of Habit. In Syracuse, N.Y., when his wife shouted, "Stop that this instant!" a would-be suicide obediently cut himself down.

Cosmopolite. In Paris, 60-year-old Rene Blain, a retired colonial administrator, was forgiven when he explained to the judge that riding cowcatchers was not frowned on in Madagascar.

Grievance. Near Winchester, Ind., a bull gored the auto of Jack Townsend, the county's artificial inseminator.

Extreme Cruelty. In Lawrence, Mass., Mrs. Jeanie R. Gordon sued for divorce, said that her husband threw her parrot out the window when the bird snitched on him for coming home late. In Portland, Me., Raymond Bracey, seeking a divorce,...

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