Miscellany, Dec. 19, 1949

Seasonal. In San Antonio, a sunburned Santa Claus refused to continue work in Joske's outdoor toyland until the store shaded his chuckwagon throne with an awning.

The Chase. In Iowa, investigation showed why an Anamosa-Clinton branch line freight train had been consistently running late: its crew had taken to stopping in the country to pot rabbits and quail.

Off Duty. In Columbia, S.C., a car driven by Boseman E. ("Joe") Collins, a professional housewrecker, veered off the road, clipped off the corner of a filling station, smashed the porch of one house, smashed to...

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