Miscellany, Feb. 18, 1957

Business a Susual. In Providence, typesetters held a banquet, hung over the speaker's table a banner with six-inch letters: PROVIDENCE TYPOGRAHICAL UNION.

And Damned if You Don't. In Houston, after a bar proprietress told him to stop swearing, Durwood Delmont Jenkins qualified for a two-year probation term when he began a loud recitation of the 23rd Psalm instead, was told that that was not appropriate either, grabbed an 8-ft. plank and smashed the bar window.

The Menace. In Batavia, Ill., Nellie Reynolds tumbled down a flight of stairs during a baby-sitting session, collected $146 damages from her employers after she discovered that her...

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