Miscellany: Fall

In Long Beach, L. I., John Perillo stepped into an open elevator shaft, dropped 15 feet. He broke only his leg because he fell on the body of Charles Altman, who night before had fallen to his death.

Taxi

In Manhattan a cinemaddict stumbled drowsily into a taxi, mumbled "Juarez," took 40 winks. When he woke, Driver William Lysaght was tooling through Philadelphia, hell-bent for Juarez, Mexico. The sleeper's expenses: taxi fare: $40.35; two useless theatre tickets: $4.40.

Beef

In Gaya, India, when a Moslem housewife heaved a pot of cooked beef at her husband, the gobbets hit a Hindu...