Miscellany, Apr. 19, 1954

Sampling Method. In Meriden, Conn., Gordon A. Sanderson, 31, nabbed after police found him peeping in the windows of houses on Gilbert Road, protested that he was considering moving into the area and just wanted to make sure that his neighbors would be "quiet, decent people."

The Careful Shopper. In Denver, charged with stealing two suits from a store, Elmer Blakely explained that he had taken the clothes "to examine them under natural light," tried to elude a female store detective only because "I first thought she was my estranged wife."

R.S.V.P. In Nashville, gunmen...

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