A calendar of the triumphs, defeats and contortions of the human spirit during 1953:
JANUARYCheckup. In Toledo, Ohio, shortly after ten men broke out of the Lucas County jail, a man phoned and asked: "Sheriff, has they caught any of us boys yet?"
FEBRUARYProperty Right. In Lewes, England, dismissing assault charges against Norman Hyde, who had slugged a fellow pub patron for trying to down his beer, a judge ruled that "drinking another man's beer is the unforgivable sin."
MARCHPremieère. In Lowell, Mass., Lightweight Neil King, making his boxing debut, hopped nimbly into the...