Miscellany, Feb. 20, 1956

Quality Control. In El Paso, Charles Steen refused to plead guilty to having stolen a mere Cadillac, had the charge changed to read "Cadillac Coupe de Ville," explained that he never bothered with anything but the best.

Coup de Grace. In Beverly Hills, Calif., Cab Driver Perry Tartas reported to police that three men held him up, got away with $22 while one, left behind to finish the job, muttered before he ran to join his confederates: "I'll give you a break; I'm supposed to slug you; pretend you're hurt."

Know Thyself. In Greensboro, N.C., Herman Lamm, serving a 15-year prison term for...

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