Miscellany, may 26, 1958

Dadaism. In London, Artist Pierre de Villiers, who failed to sell a picture for eight straight years at the open-air art show on the banks of the Thames, easily sold for five guineas ($14.70) an abstract expressionist painting by his three-year-old son Romany.

The Lightening Continent. In Blantyre, Nyasaland, the council of the Rumpi District issued an order that any native wishing to beat his tom-tom after 11 p.m. must buy a license costing 70¢.

And 5¢ for Aspirin. In West Berlin, the fire department charges $1.70 for taking home wobbly drunks, $3 if they...

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