Miscellany, Aug. 8, 1949

Field Work. In Grand Rapids, Mich., Mrs. Vivien Nelson, filling out her fourth marriage-license application, listed her occupation as "bridal consultant."

Bargain. In Coney Island, N.Y., Magistrate Charles E. Ramsgate persuaded a mother to keep her children out of a neighbor's garden, on condition that the neighbor stop setting out poison ivy plants.

Jackpot. In Melbourne, Australia, Maurice Crowe disclosed that his wife's will had left him a lottery ticket a month for life on condition that any winnings be used to pay her real-estate debts.

Slow Burn. In Toulouse, France, Georges Ramond explained to police why he had knocked down Jean Marie Fontès:...

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