Miscellany, Jan. 5, 1959

Traveler's Aid. In Cuernavaca, Mexico, there is a funeral parlor called "Quo Vadis?"

Hung. In Des Moines, Richard S. Carter was excused from jury duty after he drank a can of beer that was introduced as evidence in a trial.

Heater. In Memphis, Cleburne H. Hitt paid a $21 fine after he walked into a restaurant, ordered a cup of coffee, stirred it with the barrel of a pistol.

Octave Stretch. In Columbus, after completing a four-year prison term for stealing a saxophone, Milton Lee Littleton was sent back to the pen for one to 15 years for stealing an alto saxophone.

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