Miscellany, Dec. 13, 1954

Reserve. In Oxford, England, James Adams, lying in bed in a hotel reading, glanced up when the door opened, watched without comment as John Grady, wearing only a shirt, raced across the room and disappeared through the open window to his death, later explained at the inquest: "I just stayed in bed until the police came. It was nothing to do with me."

Gainfully Employed. In Portland, Ore., after he had filed for unemployment compensation, then been sent to jail for drunkenness and assigned to outside work, Frank Crosby, 50, discovered that he could slip away Wednesdays to the insurance office just...

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