Miscellany, Feb. 22, 1954

The Big Idea. In Dearborn, Mich., Mayor Orville Hubbard ordered his department heads to lock themselves in their offices for half an hour each morning, take a pencil and paper and "jot down any hot ideas . . . That is the way Newton discovered the law of gravity."

Legal Mind. In California's Alcatraz, Convict Earl W. Taylor, who had filed some 80 writs trying to get out of prison, tried a new tack, filed a writ asking to be left in.

Out of Season. In Springfield, Minn., Alfred Schneider, arrested for threatening a woman on a street corner with a knife, was...

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