Miscellany, Apr. 26, 1954

In the Family. In Ripley, Tenn., after running for mayor and getting only 57 out of 1,163 votes cast, Dr. J. Louie Freeman announced that he would contest the election, demand a recount: "I have more than 57 relatives . . . who I know voted for me."

Time Limit. In Edmonton, Alberta, the Journal printed a classified ad: "Old beat-up house must be sold before it collapses. Give us a cash offer ..."

Sunday Service. In Santa Rosa, Calif., while Police Sergeant Jack Plover was in church, five prisoners broke out of the county...

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