Miscellany, Dec. 27, 1948

The Male Animal. In Los Angeles, Mrs. Nora M. Wolven asked for an annulment, complained that her husband Charles had married her just to get an apartment. In Minneapolis, Mrs. Vivian Holweger divorced her husband Ernest, charging that he had married her to win two quarts of whiskey on a bet.

Swing Shift. In Matsuyama, Japan, eight-year-old Tojo Shinagawa's father changed his son's first name to Kiyotoshi, explained that the boy was fed up with classmates asking when he would be hanged.

Reductio ad Absurdum. In San Francisco, after Frank Avilez Jr. was convicted...

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