Miscellany, Feb. 12, 1951

Diversion. In St. Louis, Imaldo R. Simone explained why he had put in two false fire alarms, each bringing four engine companies to the scene: he was "overworked and feeling tired."

Honor System. In Houston, trusting officials of the First National Bank installed unguarded bowls of change marked "Help Yourself Tellers," for people who need coins for parking, soft-drink machines, telephones, reported at the end of a week only 2¢ missing.

Too Much, Too Soon. In Novato, Calif., an official announced that use of water would have to be restricted again next summer, because heavy...

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