GERMANY: Craze Suppressed

Distressing reports vexed Berlin's chief of police last week.

A harassed constable phoned that one Herr Horoz, schoolmaster, had begun what he announced as a "six-day speech" in the famed Lustgarten; was pausing only occasionally for a sip of liquid nourishment.

Another policeman reported that a "134-hour dance" by one Alvarado Fernandez had resulted in his complete collapse after 26 hours, although female admirers were following him about the floor, spraying him with restorative eau de Cologne.

A third policeman announced that 100 "hunger artists" were waiting in...

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