Miscellany, Mar. 12, 1956

Hothead. In Salt Lake City, arrested or willful destruction of property, Norman Doyle Curtis was charged with setting Eire to the city jail.

French Leave. In Hartford, Conn., arrested with a large bag of shoplifted clothing, Marie Sequin explained that she was merely collecting for the "underprivileged children of France."

Report Card. In Cleveland, a 13-year-old boy jauntily admitted in court that he lad fired a shotgun blast through the bedroom window of School Superintendent J. L. King, explained: "I just didn't like the guy, in school or any place."

Vox Populi. In Washington, New...

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