Best Friend. In New Haven County, Conn., Ensign Stanley W. Henderson bailed out of a faltering Navy plane, landed unhurt in a tree, climbed down and was bitten in both legs by a waiting dog.
Personal Finance. In Omaha, Judge Perry Wheeler performed a marriage ceremony, collected his $1 fee (which the groom borrowed from the bride), then lent the young couple, at the groom's request, 25¢ for bus fare.
The Open Hand. In Columbus, Ohio, J. Edward Dunnebacke told the court why he had given a waitress a worthless $10 check as a tip: "I wanted to do something nice for her."