Miscellany, Jan. 23, 1950

Major Issue. In Edmonton, Alta., an unidentified bandit, writing to correct a newspaper account of his robbery which described him as between 45 and 50, insisted that he was only 34 and didn't look a day older.

Out of This World. In San Francisco, Milton Gill told police he could not explain why his car rolled 400 feet downhill and crashed into a parked car; at the time, he was kissing his girl goodnight.

Q.E.D. In London, Stanley Read was acquitted of an embezzlement charge when he told the jury he had bet his employer $28 that it would be easy to...

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