Miscellany, Dec. 26, 1955

A calendar of the triumphs, defeats and contortions of the human spirit during 1955:

Sentimental Journey. In Lewiston, Me., Engineer Frank E. Hollis. 75, retiring after 58 years of railroading with only one accident, set out on his final run to Rumford, collided with a car in Lewiston's outskirts, cracked into another at Dixfield, pulled wearily into the Rumford terminal four hours late.

FEBRUARY

Dowry. In Memphis, Lloyd T. Riddle, 30, went to court to break a $2,100 contract with the Arthur Murray Dance Studio, argued that he had married one of the studio's...

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