Miscellany, Jun. 15, 1953

The Engagement. In Detroit, after applying for a marriage license in 1942, Thomas J. Neary, 59; finally appeared at the county clerk's office to claim his license, explained why he had waited eleven years: "We had a few disagreements about details ..."

Slow Student. In Carthage, Mo., James Ketchum, 22, was arrested after stocking up on magazines at a newsstand, telling the vendor he was going to college to study criminology, paying for the magazines with a bum $5 check.

Missing Ingredient. In Knoxville, Tenn., when the umpire called "Play ball" to start a game between the home team and nearby Morristown,...

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