Miscellany, Oct. 27, 1958

Law of the Jungle. In Thomasville, N.C., Gene Thomas Liverett, charged with boring a hole in the back of a parking meter, got a suspended sentence on condition that he not be found within 5 ft. of a parking meter for the next year.

Knowledge Is Power. In Memphis, First Grader Timothy Meadows, 6, proud of his reading ability after only two days at Kingsbury School, spied a sign on a red box labeled "Pull," pulled, sent 3,000 children streaming outside in an unrehearsed fire drill.

Senior Prompt. In Davenport, Iowa. Henry Zimmerman, 79, retired foundry inspector, entered St. Ambrose College as a...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!