Miscellany, Oct. 20, 1958

Scratched. In Sydney, Australia, Norma Mary Dan, 33, won a divorce after testifying that her husband had poured itching powder on her bed several times, doused her clothes in acid "so that they just fell apart as I moved."

Bill of Wading. In Hattiesburg, Miss., during the city's worst flash flood in years, a mailman sloshed into a flooded filling station, handed Operator Paul Shows his monthly water bill.

Overdue. In St. Louis, the privately owned Mercantile Library doubled its annual user's fee to $10 per person, the first increase in charges since it...