Miscellany, Oct. 8, 1956

Oedipus Rack. In Singapore. Them Kim Kow said in court that she had left her husband, but would return if her mother-in-law would stop sleeping under their bed.

Lost Condiment. In London, forcibly detained in a restaurant for refusing to pay a $4.25 tab, James O'Brien won $14 for unlawful imprisonment after he explained that he withheld payment because no onions were served with his curry.

Yearly Bread. In Los Angeles, after his loaf of whole-wheat bread won first prize in the Los Angeles County Fair, Antique Dealer Streeter Blair admitted that he made the loaf last year, aged it twelve months in...

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