Miscellany, Aug. 27, 1956

City Sticker. In Slough, England, after police caught him .carrying a gin. bayonet, Nicholas Smith told a magistrate's court: "I was going to London, and you know what life's like there."

No-Strike Clause. In Elizabeth, N.J., after she slapped a chef, was struck in return during a disagreement over an order of onions, Waitress Fay Martin won $5,200 damages in a ruling by a judge who called it "common knowledge" that "a woman's slap on the face of a grown man is not of such character as to require resistance."

Dental Powder. In Paris, after...

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