Miscellany, Dec. 27, 1954

A calendar of the triumphs, defeats and contortions of the human spirit during 1954:


Modern Living. In Vienna, after touring Europe for a year inside a big glass bottle, Stunt Man Rudolf Schmied climbed out, told reporters that he had lost 60 Ibs., but "there is little difference between life inside and outside the bottle."


Member of the Wedding. In Boston, seeking annulment of her marriage to William Jordan, Mrs. Margaret H. Jordan testified that she dozed off during their wedding banquet, awoke to find that bridegroom and guests had departed, did...

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