Foreign News: Forgetful Pill Man

Sir Thomas Beecham, famed orchestral conductor, son of the potent pill tycoon, read in a London newspaper last week that he had been fined £10 ($50) for failing to answer a summons.

The item reminded Sir Thomas that he had crammed the summons into his pocket weeks before, when a call boy had shouted it was time to conduct a concert.

Fishing in the same pocket of the suit he wore at the concert, negligent Sir Thomas found the summons, hopped to a telephone, rang up his solicitor.

"Sir Thomas Beecham is a busy man,"...

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