Miscellany, Mar. 29, 1954

Depreciation Allowance. In Copenhagen, looking for a Danish bride, Minnesota Contractor Leo Larsen, 45, told reporters that his "dream wife" must 1) be able to pay half her ticket to the U.S., 2) have had her appendix removed, 3) wear false teeth, because: "I don't want any unforeseen expenses."

The Lost Century. In San Bernardino, Calif., before applying for old-age benefits, Adolphus Washauer, 74, asked the Census Bureau for his birth date, learned that he was clearly eligible, since official records showed he was born in 1833.

Mission Accomplished. In Sylvania, Ohio, Donald Custer got a 20-day sentence for breaking into the village...

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