Miscellany, Jan. 4, 1943

Kept After School. In Los Angeles, a judge who found Schoolteacher Winifred Hunt guilty of a traffic violation produced a blackboard, had her write "I will obey all traffic laws" 100 times before she could go home.

Fellow Creature. In Petrusberg, South Africa, churchgoers voted not to get rid of a friend—a cobra who lived in the ceiling, always came out to listen when the organist played the organ's flute stops, fled back to its hole when the preaching started.

Thieving Santa. In Evansville, Ind., somebody who may or may not have arrived by reindeer climbed down the chimney of a barbecue, gathered...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!