Miscellany, Jul. 8, 1946

Bright Idea. In Chicago, a court order forbade Nick Messina to throw lighted matches at his mother-in-law.

Dictatorial. In Dade County, Fla., voters decided they didn't want a district attorney named Frank O. Spain.

Place & Show. In Omaha, Marty Kaplan, ahead in the last lap of a swimming race, put on his stretch drive, swam right out of his trunks, got rattled, finished second.

Live Subject. In London, a hotel guest complained of being asked to lie down to have his white tie tied. Reason: the valet used to be an undertaker.

Chain Reaction....

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