Miscellany, May 1, 1950

Forgotten Lode. In Salida, Colo., American Legionnaires, gleeful over the discovery of radioactive ore in the fireplace of their post, stopped crowing when they were reminded that they did not know where the rocks had come from.

Erosion Process. In Long Beach, Calif., two policemen checking a stolen-car report found the automobile parked in front of the owner's home, listened calmly while she explained, "I guess the rain washed it clean—I didn't recognize it."

Clipped. In Superior, Wis., Harry Griffin pleaded guilty to theft, explained that he thought the new price of $1 for...

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