Miscellany, Aug. 13, 1956

Joy Unconfined. In Blair, Neb., the weekly Enterprise carried a classified ad: "LOST: light blue dress night of Share-the-Fun Contest."

For This Relief ... In Thousand Oaks, Calif., ailing E. E. Brossard, 71, agreed to submit to a rubdown from two professed faith healers who promised it would make him "feel relieved," found after the massagers left that they had relieved him of his wallet and $800.

Consumer Reaction. In Hollywood, goaded by the sight of glittering new Oldsmobiles in an auto agency, unemployed Painter Clifford Frazier wheeled his dilapidated 1951 Chevrolet through the showroom window, smashed against a new Holiday sedan, explained:...

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