Miscellany, Dec. 20, 1948

Family Circles. In Hendon and Golders Green, England, 96 married couples, all living with their in-laws, simultaneously solved their housing problems and their family troubles by swapping living quarters.

Woman's Touch. In Memphis, Orville Bond complained that his housemaid had filled all his 30 pipes with a sweet-smelling deodorant.

Scentinel. In Belfast, the Ministry of Food, distressed at the prospect of poultry being illegally shipped to England, engaged a bull terrier to sniff at all outgoing packages.

Clean Decision. In Brooklyn, Magistrate Frances W. Lehrich, pointing out that "human rights come before property rights," ruled...

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