Miscellany, Aug. 27, 1951

Dream House. In Halifax, N.S., a pair of newlyweds advertised in the Mail Star: "Want modest home large enough to keep the bride from going home to her mother and small enough to keep the mother from coming to visit."

Cool Logic. In Phoenix, after crossing the burning Mojave desert in a car fitted with 50 Ibs. of ice and an air-conditioning unit, plus a block of dry ice on the floorboard, Mr. & Mrs. Oscar Larnce pulled into a service station to find out what made the car so warm, learned that their...

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