Miscellany, Jan. 1, 1945

Collateral. In Houston, a war-working mother asked police to get back her two baby daughters—held as security for a $47 debt by an irate babysitter.

C'est la Guerre. From France, Staff Sergeant Paul Lobel notified his family in Middleboro, Mass., that a French girl tried to kiss him, pulled him from a jeep, broke his rib.

Dead Reckoning. In Westerville, Ohio, the coroner decided to investigate when a friend reported that Mrs. Maclora Pendleton, when asked how her ailing husband George was feeling, had said: "Oh, he's been dead a week."

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