Miscellany, Dec. 29, 1947

A calendar of triumphs, defeats and contortions of the human spirit during 1947:

January. In Lakeville, Conn., someone penciled in the Hotchkiss School lavatory: "Schuyler van Kilroy 3rd was here."

February. In Mobile, Ala., a housewife, short of cash, guiltily broke into her baby's piggy bank, found only a note inside: "I.O.U. $5. (signed) Daddy."

March. In Grand Rapids, Lyle Collins, after stabbing five women with a pair of scissors, explained to police: "Women irritate me."

April. In Tulsa, a woman driver put out her hand, tied up traffic for three blocks, eventually explained to a cop: "Oh, I'm not going to turn; I'm just...

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