Miscellany, Dec. 17, 1951

False Alarm. In Indianapolis, police rushed to the freight yards to look for a dismembered body in a boxcar, found Howard Finley resting beside his wooden leg.

For Example. In Munich, Germany, after a court ruled that his client was not slandered when called a "super-idiot," Lawyer Karl Meindl drew three months in jail and a 300-mark fine for contempt when he protested: "Does the Herr Judge hold it to be meaningless if I, on the basis of his decision, call him a 'super-idiot'?"

Capital Increment. In Baltimore, Salvatore Volpe explained to cops who...

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