GREAT BRITAIN: Knights Must Play

Through the mist and murk of a London night two bobbies assigned to patrol Hyde Park tiptoed up to within four yards of a gentleman and a young woman who were together upon two park chairs. The hour, as the bobbies later testified, was precisely 9:45. The persons on the chairs were, in the opinion of the constables, "behaving in a manner reasonably likely to offend against public decency." Therefore strong hands were laid upon the young woman, who remained passive, and upon the gentleman, who roared: "Hands off! I'm not the...