Miscellany, Sep. 1, 1952

Breaking Point. In Wichita, Kans., Policeman Max Price, chasing a speeder, ignored it when his hat blew off, kept going when the muffler fell off, didn't pause when the siren went dead, finally quit when his motorcycle caught fire.

Anniversary. In Veracruz, Mexico, Manuel Rodriguez Lopez, who claims that he is 103, and Ursula Mendez, 82, parents of two daughters, 58 and 56, celebrated their 62nd year together by getting married.

Typo. In Philadelphia, when Inquirer Columnist Frank Brookhouser reported that Hubert B. Wolfeschlegelsteinhasenbergerdorff had registered to vote in the November elections, Hubert wrote in indignantly to say that a "u" had been...

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