Miscellany, Jul. 13, 1959

Character Reference. In Cairo, Egypt, defending a client accused of being a spy, Attorney Mohamed Kamal Abul Kheir told the court: "Intelligence is an essential factor in espionage, but Ibrahim el Atwy is known for his stupidity. Therefore he cannot be guilty."

Minority Opinion. In Phoenix, Ariz., while covering a Chamber of Commerce meeting devoted to pooh-poohing the city's sweltering summers, Gazette Reporter Lloyd Clark collapsed of heat exhaustion.

Cleaning Up. In West Orange, N.J., Mrs. Cleo Edwards, employed as a maid, was charged with petty larceny when she admitted drinking, in 2½ weeks, 32 bottles of her employer's liquor.

Hardened Criminal. In New...

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