Stingier than Scotsmen, Swiss taxpayers make it their business to enforce respect for the property of Swiss Federal Railways which they acutely feel to be their own. Last week one Christine Maple, a pretty Los Angeles young woman on her way from St. Moritz to Paris, stanchly resisted the efforts of Swiss passengers to make her take her feet off the opposite seat. When the train pulled into Zurich the enraged Swiss handed her to a Swiss gendarme who handed her to a Swiss judge who fined her 50 Swiss francs ($15).


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