Miscellany, Jun. 23, 1952

Lion's Mouth. In Glasgow, Pickpocket Francis Ryan got a 60-day sentence after he unwittingly plied his trade on an excursion steamer carrying 20 Glasgow policemen and their wives.

Wrong Answer. In Great Falls, Mont., Earl Phipps, 58, panhandled money by showing prospects a sign reading: "I am deaf and dumb," landed in jail after a policeman asked him where the sign was, and he replied: "Right here in my pocket."

Occupied Zone. In Sydney, Australia, William C. R. Turner was granted a divorce after he charged that his wife's lover 1) lived at the Turner home for 18 months, entering and leaving by...

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