MANNERS & MORALS: Sue Thy Neighbor

MANNERS & MORALS

Once Mrs. Alice Fox and Mrs. Katherine Rollo were friendly next-door neighbors, but the friendship didn't last. They started a spite quarrel for reasons that their neighbors in the Long Hill housing development in Waterbury, Conn, never did get clear. The showdown came when Mrs. Fox ran outside to tell Mrs. Rollo a thing or two and, to punctuate her lecture, kicked her in the stomach.

With the air of a woman who felt it was worth it, 32-year-old Alice Fox paid a $25 fine in Waterbury police court for breaching...

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