Miscellany, Oct. 11, 1954

Worthy Cause. In El Paso, police began looking for a magazine salesman who told prospective customers that he was trying to raise money to bail his grandmother out of jail.

Contact Lens. In Hamilton, Ont., after being arrested on charges of stealing a pair of $1.50 glasses from a department store, Joseph McShane protested that he took them only "so I could see my way out of the store."

Vox Pop. In Salt Lake City, when Attorney General E. R. Callister proposed publicly that the death sentence be abolished, the first favorable letter he received was signed: "Don Jesse Neal, Death Row, Utah...

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