In Baltimore, District Judge Roszel C. Thomsen ruled that when the
Washington Times Herald quoted from defeated congressional candidate
Mark Hammett's political pamphlet the passage reading, "My general
erudition, social punctilio and physical pulchritude are of the highest
order," the paper did not libel Hammett in commenting: "Anybody want to go
with him steady?''
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