Miscellany, Jul. 1, 1957

Reconnaissance Patrol. In London Returned Traveler Richard Jones, in a letter to a newspaper, informed Britons planning trips to Russia that bathtub plugs are "virtually nonexistent," advised them to take along their own.

Plus ça Change ... In Paris, a nationwide survey among French schoolchildren revealed that their No. 1 hero is still Napoleon.

A Place in the City. In Wilmington, Del, Traffic Engineer Robert A. Mitchell, hardened to frauds on the nickel parking meter, figured that the woman who shoved in her wedding ring must have been really frantic.

The Wanderer. In Wolverhampton, England,...

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