Miscellany, Jun. 16, 1952

Headwork. In Miami Beach, Barber Peter Renucci moved quickly when a nearby competitor knocked 50¢ off the price of a $1.25 trim, posted a sign: "We repair 75¢ haircuts."

Test Case. In Houston, Mickey Martinez jumped into an undertaker's display coffin and lowered the lid, later explained to police: "The satin stuff on the top was nice and soft, but the bottom sure was hard."

Fair Deal. In Bath, England, temporary clerks in the admiralty office campaigned for the same six-day honeymoon leaves as their permanent coworkers, solemnly contended: "The nuptial responsibilities of...

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