Miscellany, Apr. 5, 1954

Hidden Costs. In Mexico City, arrested for bigamy after he had married two girls and proposed to a third, Thomas J. Butler explained that he had forgotten his marriages, sold his car to pay bail, remarked: "I cannot understand how a woman can be so expensive without [my] remembering her."

The Thing to Do. In Zanesville, Ohio, Mary Louise McNerney, 23, hurled a bottle through a cafe window, was arrested and fined $35, elected to serve out her fine at $3 a day in jail because "all my friends have been there."

Test of Fire. In Denver, when police finally caught up with...

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