In Buffalo, playing with his friends, Albert Sypniewski, 9, put his foot in front of a moving train, hobbled three blocks to his home on the mangled leg. which had to be amputated below the knee. Said he: "They dared me to do it."
In Seattle, Wash., with only the waist-swung dollar watch and gap-toothed grin missing, Deri Erickson marched with his goat in a children's pet parade, made spectators gasp at his resemblance to Mahatma Gandhi.
In Newark this spring John Kochorowsky kept telling his neighbors what a fine garden of...