Miscellany: Feb. 11, 1924

TIME brings all things.

In Budapest, the police ruled that the Hungarian text of the famed Banana Song is immoral and must not be sung in public, ordered a jazz band in a popular cafe to cease playing the melody. The indignant musicians asserted that a melody cannot be immoral, filed a protest with the Department of the Interior.

In the Bronx (borough of New York City), rival factions of ice-dealers fought a pitched battle in the streets. Ice-picks, ice-tongs, blocks of ice and iron bars were wielded. Six icemen were injured, eight arrested.

In Chicago, Mrs. Florence Alberta...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

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