In Jersey City, Joseph Soldi, seven-year-old deaf mute, saw flames shooting from windows of his apartment house, shouted: "Mama, fire!" When she reached the street, he was dumb again, could only weep.
In Manhattan, Nurse Marian Cribbs was awakened by someone tweaking her big toe. Tweaker was a man who said he had come to rob her. Instead he kissed her foot, tried to kiss her. Resourceful Nurse Cribbs reminded him it was Lent, shooed him out, promised to meet him later. At the rendezvous he met police.
In Perth Amboy, N....