Miscellany, may 28, 1956

Bracket. In Newhall, Calif., practicing a fast draw with a holster strapped to each hip, Harold J. Erickson grabbed for his six-shooters, squeezed both triggers before unholstering, shot himself in both legs.

Jubilee. In Miami, arrested for drunkenness after his release from jail, where he had just served 50 days, Robert Perry Crawford explained: "A man's got a right to get drunk when he's celebrating one of the happiest days of his life."

Short Order. In Baltimore, accused of creating a disturbance outside the accident ward of Johns Hopkins Hospital, Adam Zamencki blurted to a cop. "You are nothing but a public servant...

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