Miscellany, Jul. 16, 1951

Self-Conscious. In Washington, Ind., the county poor farm made $1,386 profit from the first month's production of its nine oil wells, changed its name to the Daviess County Home.

Undercover Men. In San Antonio, when city detectives voted for officers of the police association, the count showed 50 more ballots than detectives.

Feet First. In Fremont, Ohio, Conroy Kinkead told the sheriff how he happened to be driving someone else's car: he and his wife had hitchhiked until her feet started hurting.

Blind Justice. In Baltimore, Magistrate Harry Katz dismissed the defendant charged with violating City Ordinance 438 after trying vainly to find out...

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