Miscellany, Jun. 16, 1947

Qualification. In Spokane. Wash., a husband denied, during divorce proceedings, that he beat his wife over the head seven times with a broiler; it was only three times, he averred, and with a lunch bucket.

Ding Dong Bell. Near Charles City, Iowa, the pussy that fell in the well kept 72-year-old would-be rescuer Mrs. Bert Dawley company until both were hauled out, damp but undamaged, 40 hours later.

Creative Mood. In Amherst, Mass., the University of Massachusetts investigated the causes of a production slowdown in chicken coops, decided it had found one trouble, advised farmers to knock politely in future, before bursting in...

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