Miscellany, Mar. 9, 1959

Synfll. In Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch,* a village in Wales, thieves stole the 2O-ft. sign from the railway station.

Cops & Daubers. In Wayne, N.J., the architect's specification sheet for the new Municipal Building lists all the police rooms, including the "Finger Paint Room."

Brave. In Pittsburg, Kans., learning of a possible interruption of the city's water supply, City Commissioner Lynn McCool anxiously declaimed: "We can go a day without drinking water, but we can't go that long without fire water."

Net Gain. In Effmgham, Ill., Mayor Paul Taylor (salary: $800 a year) advised future office seekers to "start at the top and run for dog catcher"...

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