Crouton. In Philippe ville, Algeria, when a terrorist threw a bomb into a restaurant where 40 French soldiers were eating, it landed in one soldier's soup, where its fuse was extinguished.
With Relish. In Wilmington, Del., Ernest H. Carter was fined $550 for drunken driving after he pulled into a brightly illuminated suburban police station, tooted his horn, told a cop he was there for curb service, ordered coffee and a hamburger.
Jet Injun. In El Monte, Calif., Charles K. Lacouran complained to sheriff's deputies that the pilot of a private plane dived at him, leaned from the cockpit and hurled an arrow that narrowly missed him, stuck and quivered in the ground at his side.
Judicial Nod. In Fribourg, Switzerland, Judge Germain Kolly was fined 110 Swiss francs after Marcel Peiry and three associatesconvicted of theftasked for and got a new trial when they pointed out that the judge had slept through part of the proceedings.
Fresh Yeggs. In Martinsburg, W. Va., three boys, aged eleven, ten and five, were arrested carrying loaded revolvers, booked for seven burglaries.
Malts Alarm. In Owosso, Mich., when a fire started in Dewey Campbell's auto, Dewey got a bottle of beer from a saloon, shook it up, extinguished the flame with foaming brew.
Dearsighted. In Cardiff, Wales, after 29 years of marriage and five children, Alice John got a divorce because her husband always made her sit in the cheap seats in the cinema while he took his ease in the costlier ones toward the rear.
Hoedown Payment. In Orlando, Fla., Farmer Ira Tossie took 7,800 Ibs. of potatoes to Williams Brothers Motors, where they were readily accepted as the first payment on a new Chevrolet.
Travel Agent. In Memphis, George Gattas hurried to the airport in an attempt to get two friends aboard a Southern Airways DC-3, arrived slightly late, raced the plane across the tarmac as it taxied before takeoff, blocked its path with his station wagon, accomplished his mission, gladly paid a $26 fine.
Critical Ignition. In Milwaukee, when a court wanted to know why Lester J. Schneider had obtained 15 delays of his trial for arson, Schneider's attorney explained that his client had on separate occasions been hit by a train, operated on for appendicitis, hospitalized also for a kidney ailment, a sprained ankle, and injuries resulting from a fall from the roof of a barn.