Miscellany, Feb. 1, 1954

Purged by Fire. In Detroit, charged with forging a $27 check, Dolores Martin pleaded innocent, explained to the judge: "I knew I did something wrong, but I'm not guilty, Your Honor. I burned the money."

Moral Victory. In Pontiac, Mich., when Defendant Robert Mott showed up to fight a damage suit without a lawyer, Judge George B. Hartrick decided to defend him, presented his argument, then ruled that his client had lost the case.

Overestimate. In Cheyenne, Wyo., offered a suspended sentence if she could guess how many days the court had in mind, Fortune-Teller Olga Rambova hesitated, then replied, "I think it's...

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