Miscellany, Sep. 21, 1953

Scale of Values. In Toledo, police arrested (and later acquitted) Fortuneteller Addie D. Heller, 40, for charging $1 to predict the future, $5 to reveal lucky lottery numbers, $10 for surefire advice on how to get a husband.

Burning Question. In Jersey City, N.J., during a heat wave, the Rev. Paul N. Jewett erected a sign in front of his Emory Methodist Church: "Now that you know how hot Hell is, what are you going to do about it?"

Gravitation. In Hastings, Neb., arrested for reckless driving, a motorist told Judge Joseph Hallman: "Well, sir, I guess I was thinking about politics and...

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