Business: Kresge Glasses

Sebastian Spering Kresge sells adhesive tape, artificial flowers, bloomers, brassieres, buttons, batteries, combs, cold drinks, dishcloths, envelopes, embroidery.

Sebastian Spering Kresge sells frying pans, false hair, gauzes, garters, hardware, hosiery, ink, jugs, jewelry, kettles, lamps, Listerine, marbles, needles, novels.

Sebastian Spering Kresge sells Odo-ro-no, oilcloth, paper, pins, ribbons, rods, soaps, suspenders, tacks, thread, ungents, union suits, valentines, vaseline, wire, xylophones, yarn, yardsticks.

But Sebastian Spering Kresge does not sell eyeglasses. He used to sell them to thrifty persons who, consulting neither oculist nor optician, sought to remedy faulty vision with selections from Kresge counters. Last week, however, the Massachusetts Supreme Court ruled that an...

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