Foreign News: Not Cricket

"This is getting monotonous," said Douglas Fairbanks Jr., after being robbed by a London burglar for the third time in a row. Last week, another celebrity joined in Fairbanks' protest at the wave of burglaries sweeping Britain. Humorist Sir Alan P. Herbert, onetime M.P., whose sly gibes at British bumbling (e.g., its divorce laws) have sometimes changed the law of the land, wrote in the Sunday Times:

"There was something to be said for the 'barbarous' days of the Beggar's Opera, when a theft of just 40 shillings was a hanging offense. If you put people 'in Fear on the highway' and...

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