Miscellany, may 26, 1952

In a Haystack. In Columbus, Ohio, when the state penitentiary's commissary was looted of 50 cartons of cigarettes and assorted boxes of candy, Warden Ralph W. Alvis announced sternly: "There's a thief in here somewhere."

Shock Treatment. In Glasgow, Scotland, George Patterson tried 51 remedies, finally stopped a ten-day attack of hiccups with a draft of hot mustard and cold water.

Fine Print. In Los Angeles, Percy T. Martin willed life incomes of $300 a month to two women he identified as "friends," but stipulated that they remain unmarried, and refrain from "living with any man out of wedlock, or making any use...

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