Miscellany, Dec. 7, 1953

Pre-Christmas Rush. In Sunset Beach, Calif., Clothing Manufacturer Fred Gerletti told police that thieves had broken into his factory, stolen 60 new Santa Claus suits worth $1,200.

Fore! In Milwaukee, after losing two teeth to a golf ball hit by C. A. Rowland, Golfer Joseph M. Bertschinger sued for $5,000 damages, lost the case when the judge, an old golfer himself, decided that Bertschinger should have kept out of harm's way.

Drive-ln. In Long Beach, Calif., after steering his car across the beach and into the ocean, Walter Bryant, 27, was booked for drunken "driving,...

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