Miscellany, Nov. 23, 1959

Night Break. In Bonn, a sign on the city-jail gate reads: "Persons wishing to give themselves up will be admitted only weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m."

Where It Hurts. In Seisdon, England, Town Clerk Arno Romer Baskett explained how overdue rents will be collected from holdout tenants: "We will seize their television sets."

Inheritance Tax. In Los Angeles, Mary L. Hoffman, 48, asked for a divorce from Husband No. 2 because he beat her with a jockey whip, a souvenir from Husband No. 1.

Stillness at Appomattox. In Memphis, Lawyer Robert E. Lee refused to defend Ulysses S. Grant, who was charged...

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