Press: Witch

Last week's weirdest newspaper story was an Associated Press dispatch from the small town of Woodbridge, N. J., 24 miles from Manhattan. The A. P.'s 1,350 members were informed by wire that one Theresa Czinkota had been publicly accused of witchcraft by five of her neighbors in the town's Hungarian section. In rich detail the A. P. told how spying neighbors described to a Police Recorder what they had seen through the windows of Mrs. Czinkota's home.

"Her head would shrink to the size of my fist," whispered one. "Horns would appear on...

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