Miscellany, Oct. 4, 1948

Random Harvest. In Tupelo, Miss., when shiny new garbage containers were installed in the downtown business district, garbage collectors had a hard day sorting the rubbish from the outgoing mail.

Eye for Beauty. In Brooklyn, William Spangehl, arrested for stealing a police patrol car, explained; "I liked the two-tone color job."

City Slicked. In Tokyo, Visitor Yone Ito lost 1,700 yen ($6) to an absconding business partner, another 8,000 yen to three "kind looking" purse snatchers who offered to help her find him, and finally her suitcase to the sympathetic stranger who showed her the way to the railroad station.

Outing. In Portland, Ore.,...

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