Miscellany, may 21, 1956

On the House. In Milwaukee, Internal Revenue officials, agreeing to accept $23,000 plus a percentage of her future income in settlement for $81,656 in back taxes from Mae Yager, 67, a bawdyhouse proprietress, explained that the arrangement might prove more profitable than a forced sale of Madam Yager's assets.

Employer's Chance. In Albany, N.Y., an ad appeared in the Times-Union: "MISFIT wants lucrative, soft position; lazy, ignorant, irresponsible, no experience, no ability, no references."

Stop the Music! In Cleveland, Carnival Singer Nancy Hall Bloom got a divorce on her testimony that her husband's repeated taunts gave her hives, told the judge: "He makes...

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