Miscellany, Dec. 19, 1955

Smoker's Hack. In Knoxville, Tenn., Golden Gibson, 43, reached absentmindedly for a cigarette, stuck a two-inch firecracker in his mouth and lit it, announced from his hospital bed that he had decided to give up smoking.

Do As I Say. In Berlin, Conn., after he was nagged down by a cop for illegal passing on the right, Motorist William H. Veale commented: "This is embarrassing," produced a card in traffic court identifying himself as secretary of the Connecticut League for Law Enforcement.

Mating Call. In Kansas City, Mo., David R. Worman loaded his .22 rifle,...

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