CZECHOSLOVAKIA: My Hat!

Jail is the penalty for shouting "Heil Hitler!" ("Hail Hitler!") or any other Nazi slogan in Czechoslovakia. Last week Prague chuckled at the zeal of a town judge in Jagerndorf. Before the judge was brought a prosperous Silesian businessman arrested in peculiar circumstances. He pleaded that the wind had blown off his hat, that he was chasing it shouting "Mein Hütle!" ("My hat!"). "You were not!" snapped the arresting policeman. "You were yelling 'Heil Hitler!'" Taking the policeman's word, the judge sentenced the hat-chaser to one month in jail.

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