In Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Isaac J. Smith divorced his wife, soon after hired her as cook & housekeeper.
In Hartford, Conn., John Halotek, 17, and Joseph Fedzyna, 17, committed some 50 petty pilferies. Dogged by police, they stuffed several hundred dollars worth of jewels in two snowballs, tossed them in the icy Park River.
In Lancaster, Pa., Mrs. Aline Hall, 22, wanted her husband to give her a fur coat. Her mother-in-law wanted a canary. The mother-in-law got a fur coat; Mrs. Aline Hall got the bird. Mrs. Aline Hall took poison, was dangerously ill.
Mussolini of Manhattan is Frank Valentino, a gentle,...