Miscellany, Dec. 23, 1946

Planned Economy. In Pittsburgh, police nabbed Clara Habig, found that her knitting bag, crammed with jewelry, also contained a neatly typewritten Christmas shoplifting list.

Cross-Country. From New Haven, Conn., Samuel Michatto, 86, set out for his home in Monroe, La., hitched a ride, found himself in Monroe, Ark., took off again, landed next in Monroe, N.C.

Exit Laughing. In Chile Island, Chile, Narcisco Quezada and Friend Violeta Munoz confessed that they had tied Violeta's husband to a table, tickled his feet until he choked to death with laughter.

Voice Change. In Knoxville, doctors X-rayed four-year-old...

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