Miscellany, may 20, 1957

Minister of Internal Affairs. In Madison, Wis., Dr. Leonard W. Moss of Wayne University told the Anthropological Society that men in the Italian town of Bagnoli del Trigno, after listening to the adventures of countrymen returning from working in the U.S., now call their wives "La Bossa."

Exterior Decorator. In Detroit, the fire department dispatched a man to repaint a fire hydrant after Mrs. Lucille Wilson, complaining that its yellow top was "all faded" and clashed with her fence posts, had slapped on a gleaming coat of white.

Pressure Point. In Sydney. Australia, Allan...

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