Miscellany, Jan. 29, 1951

Custom of the Country. In Manhattan, the thugs who locked up the manager and bartender of the Pony Stable Inn, and made off with $2,350 in cash and $200 in checks, left a $1 tip on the counter.

Potluck. In Syracuse, N.Y., a woman explained to cops what she was doing in someone else's parked car: "I often sit in parked cars hoping the owner will come back and give me a ride downtown. I hate buses."

World Leadership. In Canberra, Australia, an official explained why the liquor laws in the capital city had been revised to permit 1) hotel barmaids, 2) sale...

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