Miscellany, Oct. 26, 1953

Special Aptitude. In Philadelphia, a constituent asked State Senator Charles Weiner to help him get hired as Pennsylvania's official executioner, explained that he wanted the job because "I guess I just hate people."

Kennel Show. In Kansas City, Mo., after the Star mistakenly published his reward offer of $1,500 (instead of $15) for the return of his pet pointer Queenie, William C. Boosman was compelled to inspect some 500 dogs of all descriptions, finally in desperation rushed out and found Queenie himself.

Bitter Half. In Duluth, Lucy Ann Susienka inserted a personal ad in...

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