TURKEY: Melon Juice

For weeks Dictator-President Mustafa Kemal Pasha's men have been wading through the black muck to which fire last December reduced Istanbul's law courts building. All Kemal's fire engines and all his men had not saved the archives holding all Turkey's legal documents from the time of the early Sultans to 1923. Muck were the old debts, the old judgments, the cash reserves. What Turkish firemen had not done, it appeared last week that Turkish melons had.

Day of the fire a cashier had two melons left over from lunch. He put them...

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