Miscellany, Jan. 16, 1956

Hypotenuse. In Paris, Polydore Muyelle 70, got a 13-month suspended prison term after he stabbed and wounded his 60-year-old sweetheart, explained indignantly to the court: "She preferred that horrible old man of 78!"

Quiz Kid. In Burnaby, B.C., charged with intent to commit a crime after he was caught sitting in his car in front of a bank with the plates covered and the motor running, John A. Martin, 50, explained to police: he wore dark glasses because he suffered from snow blindness, wore a handkerchief-mask to protect his throat, had a loaded .22 rifle in the car because he had been...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!