Miscellany, Jun. 21, 1954

Pride & Prejudice. In Moji, Japan, after they advised three newly elected beauty queens to be "chaste and virtuous and never easily seduced by men," city officials got hundreds of letters from male citizens, who complained that such advice was "a violation of basic human rights."

Next to Godliness ... In Columbus, Ohio, Carpet-Layer William Wolfe complained to police that the burglar who ransacked his house also took a bath, left a ring around the tub.

Spectator Sport. In Clinton, Ohio, Willie Williams told sheriff's deputies that he had set 27 fires, eleven of them in one day, because he disliked the town...

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