Miscellany, Dec. 17, 1956

With the Bathwater. In Longxuyen, Viet Nam, cops arrested Sorcerer Nguyen Van Do for murder, got an explanation: with his professional reputation at stake after he had failed to cure an addled old farmer of his insanity, Van Do had resorted to a surefire cure, dunked the patient in boiling water.

Break, Haggle & Roll. In Cincinnati, Used-Car Dealer Don Melch touted 17 cars, got rid of five in one day after he advertised:

WE GUARANTEE

TO BREAK 50 ELVIS PRESLEY

RECORDS IN YOUR PRESENCE

IF YOU BUY ONE OF THESE CARS TODAY!

Clang, Clang, Clang. In San Francisco, after he crashed into the rear of an...

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