Miscellany, Jul. 4, 1955

Sport of Kings. In Washington, B.C., after he was expelled from a local ping-pong club, Attorney Charles S. Geier sued for $3,000 damages, explained in court that the expulsion had damaged him "emotionally, physically, socially, financially and professionally."

Connoisseur. In Ravenna. Ohio, after he had been sentenced to 30 days in jail and fined $150. Moonshiner Melvin Stork admitted that he was his own best customer, confided, "It's pretty good stuff, Judge."

The Dress Rehearsal. In Jacksonville Beach. Fla., City Manager H. J. Maccotter reported that overcautious motorists dropped $164.35 in the city's 20 new parking meters in the ten days...

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