Miscellany, Jun. 8, 1953

Liquid Assets. In El Monte, Calif., David Martz, needing cash for the down payment on a new car, drove his old one into a dealer's shop, told the mechanics to remove the gas tank, shake out $820 in half-dollars which he had accumulated in four years by tossing a 50¢ piece into the tank each time he bought gas.

Tribute. In Pfaffenrode, East Germany, citizens quailed under the rebukes of high Communist brass who declared that the town had gone too far in naming its newest building, an insane asylum, after dead Communist Hero Ernst Thälmann.

Sound & Fury. In Hughesville, Pa., the...

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