Miscellany, Oct. 22, 1951

Limited Offensive. In Pittsburgh, haled into court for seasoning her husband's gravy with rat poison, Mrs. Margaret Kearns declared that she had caught him coming home with lipstick smeared on his shirt, explained that she didn't really want to hurt him: "Rat poison doesn't kill rats. It just makes them sick."

Letter of the Law. In St. Louis, Circuit Judge Harry F. Russell blamed local lawyers for the disappearance of 75 to 100 expensive law books from the court library.

Into the Fire. In Shawneetown, Ill., Gene Oldham and John Nelson broke into the city jail, robbed a prisoner of $150.

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