Miscellany, may 18, 1959

Perma-Shave. In Columbus, an Ohio penitentiary barber broke regulations by allowing New Prisoner Tom Campbell to keep his mustache—a black, neatly sketched tattoo.

Overdone. In Hammond, Ind., an ad in the Times said: "BURNS FUNERAL HOME —We Saute Our Town!"

Piccadilly Circus. In London, when the R.S.P.C.A. complained that she kept a mouse in a cage with a python, Pet Shop Owner Phyllis Cooper showed up in court with both animals, won dismissal by proving that they were practically buddies, provoked the prosecutor to comment: "In no other country would a mouse invoke the protection of the law."

Brawl for Love. In Memphis, haled...

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