Miscellany, Nov. 9, 1953

Drought Relief. In Adel, Iowa, when city officials ordered local tavern operators not to sell him beer, Ivan Gowin sued the city for $25,000 because he had been unable to relieve his "exhausted and dehydrated condition."

The Survivor. In London, Mounted Policeman James J. Goss won a divorce on grounds of cruelty after he charged that his wife Janet had 1) hidden his cigarettes and newspapers, 2) frequently kicked and bitten him, 3) broken a pot on his head, 4) thrown a poker at him, 5) stuck a knife in his back.

Down Payment. In South Bend, Ind., Restaurateur Jack Chambers told police...

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