Miscellany, Oct. 17, 1955

Brake with Tradition. In Cheviot, Ohio, Matthew Fames was officially informed that his excuse was "first class original" after he was arraigned for passing a red light, testified: "I just bought this car, and I didn't want to step on the brakes too hard."

Persuader. In Milwaukee, after he shot himself in the backside with a pistol he drew from his hip pocket during a card game, Calvin Richardson was charged with carrying a concealed weapon, explained to police that he only had the thing on him for collateral in case he lost and had to float a small loan.

A Man Scorned....

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