A calendar of triumphs, defeats and contortions of the human spirit during 1949:
January. In Salt Lake City, the editors of a prison newspaper had a consoling word for fellow convicts: "No one is entirely useless. Even the worst of us can serve as horrible examples."
February. In London, a judge gave G. E. Croxford 30 days for biting the nose of Arthur McCartney, added sternly that such behavior was "not British."
March. In Manhattan, Comedian Jack Carter reported that after his weekly television show he got a letter from a dentist: "I would like to call your attention to a dark spot in...