Miscellany, Mar. 23, 1953

Rebuttal. In Norwalk, Calif., Fire Extinguisher Salesman Lionel Richards, resenting the way Thomas Beauchamp pulled up alongside him at an intersection and bawled him out for speeding, grabbed a butane flamethrower out of the back seat, barbecued Beauchamp's car.

Good Intentions. In Sandusky, Mich., Robert Jolin, accused by sheriff's officers of planning a jailbreak, insisted he had dug out the bricks from his cell wall just to "walk around town for a little while" in the evening, was backed up by a lie detector, which indicated that he was telling the truth.

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