Miscellany, Oct. 24, 1949

The Informer. In Leeds, England, Sidney Parsons broke into a clothing factory, frantically tried to get out, without success, until he finally telephoned police for help.

Citizen's Reward. In Columbus, Ga., after civic-mindedly cropping the two-year growth of grass which had been hiding a fireplug, Horace Gordon was the first to pay a $6 fine for parking near the newly exposed hydrant.

Inside Job. In Detroit, Patrolman Charles Brueckner was accused of stealing the lunches belonging to his fellow policemen.

Above & Beyond the Call. In Oregon City, Ore., firemen who reported for patrol duty at the Clackamas County fairgrounds argued strenuously with the...

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