Miscellany, Aug. 31, 1942

Escape. In Chicago, Walter Holberg pointed two toy pistols at a jeweler, got himself arrested, explained he was tired of doing housework for his wife, wanted to live in jail.

Anticlimax. In Raleigh, N.C., Slayer John S. Baldwin, awaiting execution, learned the Governor had commuted his sentence, promptly sent a message of protest, threatened to sue him for "interfering with the court's action."

Politics. In Iowa Township, Kans., five votes were cast in the primary. The voters: the five members of the election board. In Augusta, Me., State Representative Benjamin Bubar Jr., an opponent of lotteries, tied with his opponent for renomination, drew...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!