1931: Cussing Telephone Not Insanity Basis

Middletown, Conn., Feb. 24.–(AP)–Judge Ernest A. Inglis today ruled in superior court that a man may properly call a telephone, especially a party line, “an instrument of the devil,” without being adjudged insane.

He made this ruling in ordering release of Edward Noole Bennett, who was committed to the hospital last month, as describing the telephone as an instrument of the devil.

From The Port Arthur News (Port Arthur, Texas), Feb. 24, 1931.


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