Miscellany, Jan. 15, 1951

No Exit. In Baltimore, Richard Mobely, caught by police in a holdup attempt, explained: "I was trying to raise enough money to get a divorce."

Two Times Two. In Syracuse, N.Y., the city council pondered a department head's memorandum on the city administration's budgetary problems: "The decrease in departments showing a decrease is increased by the amount of wage increases and the increase in departments showing an increase is reduced by the amount of wage increases."

Everything But. . . In Covington, Ky., a judge hearing a property-settlement case awarded the husband the house...

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