Miscellany, Mar. 21, 1955

Red Hot Mama. In Memphis, Gertrude Dorman, 36, was fined $51 for smoking in her hotel bed and setting the bed on fire despite her explanation that "It was on fire when I got in bed."

Hideaway. In Salisbury, Md., Sheriff Jesse M. Pollitt revealed his embarrassed discovery that since Feb. 8, four of the prisoners lodged in the county jail had been breaking out almost nightly, robbing local business establishments and breaking back in again before morning.

This Old House. In Mexico City, 91-year-old Melania Maria Yosset accused 91-year-old Miguel Marine of setting fire to her boudoir in a jealous rage...

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