In Detroit, last week, one Wilbur Day was haled into court for carrying concealed weapons. He said he had no money to retain a lawyer.
"Never mind," said Judge Edward J. Jeffries, "I'll be your attorney. Prosecutor, call your witness!"
Thereupon Judge Jeffries removed his spectacles and stepped down from the bench. As Lawyer Jeffries, he examined the State's witness, a policeman who said he had approached the defendant, searched him, found in his pocket a piece of pipe wrapped in newspaper.
"If it please the court," Lawyer Jeffries addressed the vacant bench, "I...