People: Troubled Times

During a heated debate in Washington on whether District of Columbia dog licenses should be raised from $3 to $5, Virginia's Representative Howard W. Smith sounded a warning: "Cats, semi-wild ones, many with rabies, are roaming Virginia. People are being attacked in their front yards . . . I'm all for doing something about cats, perhaps licensing them. They tell me cats are roaming animals. These wild ones may soon roam into the District."

When Jane Russell, Lana Turner, Joan Crawford, Jimmy Durante and Victor Mature failed to appear as witnesses at the trial...

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