Miscellany, may 5, 1958

Suspended Purpose. In New York City, while a man perched high on a girder of the Manhattan Bridge, Patrolman Joseph Piotrowski climbed toward him, pleaded successfully with him to come down, later asked, "Why did you do it?", to which the man replied: "Because it's my job, damn it; I'm an inspector in the Department of Public Works."

Dial M for Methodism. In Tucson, Ariz., Mrs. Robert Poston dialed a telephone number, heard a man's voice pleading for help, called police, who dialed the same number, got the "Dial-a-Prayer" service of the Catalina Methodist...

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