Miscellany, Feb. 25, 1946

After Due Reflection. In Panama City, Fla., M. H. Pitts put a mirror in front of his solitary pig, happily watched it eat like a hog to keep up with its double.

Hearing Aid. In Fayette, Wis., the telephone company junked the dial system, went back to party lines. Reason: overwhelming insistence from listeners-in.

Penned In. In Los Angeles, Shopkeeper Dorothy Savey, whose home had just been burgled, called the cops when Customer Essie Flaugher handed her a fountain pen, asked her to file off the name: Dorothy Savey.

For Pounds & Dozens. In Bennington,...

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