Foreign News: Cats & Mice

Asked, "which is your favorite movie hero?" Miss Mary Pickford used to reply demurely: "Mickey Mouse."

Another Mickey Mouse fan is Ireland's venerable sage "AE" (George Russell), who once gravely reviewed these hilarious animated cartoons in his august (now defunct) review The Irish Statesman. In Berlin last week a solemn German censor sat down to view that grand old strip of celluloid Mickey Mouse in the Trenches. Afterward, still owl-solemn, he ruled as follows: "The wearing of German military helmets by an army of cats which oppose a militia of mice is offensive...

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