Miscellany, Feb. 9, 1948

Fundamentalists. In Oklahoma City, fifth-graders polled on punishment preferences voted 34 to 1 that they would rather have a spanking than a friendly talk.

Bosom Companion. In San Antonio, Jail Matron Mamie Lyons frisked a new arrival, shook a pet tarantula out of her brassiere.

Break, Break, Break. In Saginaw Bay, Mich., John Sanborn, out for some ice fishing, stood by helplessly as 1) his car fell through the ice; 2) a wrecker sent to the rescue fell through the ice; 3) a curious pilot landed his plane, which fell through the ice.

Economy Measure. In Baltimore, Philip Epstein paid $1 and costs...

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