Miscellany, Apr. 4, 1955

First Line of Defense. In St. Paul, legislators first defeated, later passed (77 to 44) a bill legalizing the sale of vodka, despite Representative F. Gordon Wright's warning that "the bill is nothing but Communist propaganda . . . Pravda [will] tell all the people behind the Iron Curtain that we have taken a liking to their national drink."

Uniform of the Day. In Massa, Italy, a month after her marriage, Mrs. Pieran-dera Marzulani complained to police that her husband stopped her from talking by forcing her to wear a muzzle about the house.

Captive Audience. In Pasco, Wash., arrested in a liquor...

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