Miscellany, Nov. 4, 1957

Smoke Signal. In Sydney, Australia, August Moritz set his house afire, fed the blaze with four drums of gas, explained: "My wife left me and I thought she'd return if I did something spectacular."

Fare Deal. In Madison, Wis., Elmer Davis, 32, was sentenced to 90 days in jail after he told police that he stole a taxicab because he got tired of waiting for one.

Self-Sealing. In Washington, D.C., after the alcoholic control board charged Tavern Keeper Robert W. Weil, 41, with serving liquor to a drunk, the board identified the drunk as Weil himself.

Standing Offer. In San Bernardino, Calif., Municipal Judge...

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