Miscellany, Apr. 10, 1944

Parry & Thrust. In Parry Sound, Ont, Russian Philip Malar stabbed Austrian Ted Kamanarski with a butcher knife, explained to the police that his offense was "an act of war."

Hoist. In Toledo, Norman O'Neil returned to the library a book six weeks overdue: The Art of Rapid Reading.

Posnickety. In Springfield, Mass., Mailman Fred Anthony got a letter from overseas Sergeant Simon Posnick: "I have learned from [my wife] that it has gotten to such a point that [she] says she could kiss you every time you bring a letter from me. You see...

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