Miscellany, Aug. 17, 1959

Swayed. In Bury St. Edmunds, England, when only eleven jurors filed out. of the box at West Suffolk quarter sessions court, Judge Gerald Howard took another look, spotted the twelfth juror sound asleep.

Screeching Halt. In Charlotte, N.C., sneaking out of Johney's Hobby Shop with a radio he had just pilfered, a young boy was caught when the shop's pet parrot squawked: "Boy stealing . . . boy stealing!"

Blazing the Way. In Rhinelander, Wis., while calling other scouts in the camp to warn them against using the phone in the storm, Scout Dick La Certe was stunned by a lightning bolt that...

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