Miscellany, Aug. 30, 1937

Tuffy

In Evanston, Ill., Mr. & Mrs. Robert Matthews arrived to visit Mr. & Mrs. Arthur L. Michel. With them they brought their pet lion, King Tuffy. During business hours King Tuffy walks a tightrope. Mr. Matthews stowed King Tuffy in the back yard, but early one morning Tuffy became disquieted and started to roar. Disquieted neighbors, too, started to roar—among them Alderman Hugo Pape. Rhetorically asked he: "What is this, Africa?" Alderman Pape summoned the police, who inspected Tuffy, but decided they had no jurisdiction over lions.

The Evanston City Council concluded that it did not have any jurisdiction over lions,...

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