Miscellany, Feb. 5, 1951

Outnumbered. In Los Angeles, Thomas R. Anderson won a divorce after testifying that his wife not only addressed him as "You fool," but taught their parrot to say it, too.

Greatly Exaggerated. In Rochester, N.Y., Private John B. Smart, home on furlough, signed for a telegram that reported him missing in action in Korea.

Operating Surplus. In Camden, N.J., the Courier reported that "the value of stolen property in the township [Pennsauken] during the year [1950] was $35,348, while Pennsauken police recovered $44,608."

Incorruptible. In Chicago, after feeding without charge the cops and firemen...

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