Miscellany, Aug. 3, 1953

Beginner's Luck. In East St. Lous, Ill., convicted of stealing a single-engine airplane and flying it 95 miles before coming down unscathed, Farm Hand Charles G. Smeltzer explained that he had gone to the airport, climbed into the plane, "pulled on a few gadgets . . . and before I knew it, I was up in the air." Love's Old Sweet Song. In Knoxville, Tenn., John E. Weaver, filing a countersuit for divorce against Hattie Weaver, claimed she wrote a song describing their marriage entitled Thirty Years in Hell.

Help Wanted. In Johnson City,...

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