People: Hot Water

Leo ("Lippy") Durocher, umpire-eating manager of the Brooklyn Dodgers, was charged with felonious assault on a fan who gave Lippy a piece of lip from the stands. Fan John Christian charged that Durocher and a ball-park guard gave him a working-over after Christian had shouted "Bum" and "Crook!"

SimÓn Patiňo, Bolivia's eightyish, enormously wealthy "Tin King," was sued in Manhattan for $500,000 by his godchild, French-born Suzanne Auclert Roth, 24. Her charge: Patiňo, worth an estimated $500 million, had promised her $1,000 a month for the rest of her life as "a social companion . . . always to be at his...

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