Miscellany, Jul. 30, 1945

Home Fires. In Edmonton. Alberta. Donald Fry set fire to his house three times, explained to police that he did it to "keep my wife at home to take care of the children."

Flush. In Missoula, Mont., John Brandenburg was jailed when he refused to pay a $5 fine and stubbornly flushed all his money — $1,055 — down a courthouse toilet.

Animal Spirits. In Omaha, police arrested a Mrs. Blackfish, a Mrs. Raven, and a Mrs. Beaver for fighting like cats.

Catch. In Sheffield, Ohio, a marine went fishing, caught a live pig. In...

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