Miscellany: Joke

In the village of Les Ribierés, France, Dragoon René Drouet borrowed an automobile, sped through the streets screaming: "Hitler is marching on Paris!", started a panic. Arrested, facing military discipline, Dragoon Drouet faltered: "I thought it would be a good joke."


In Detroit, Hotel Manager William 0. Seelbach, thinking (with a wink) to insure the city against rain during an outdoor industrial exhibition, invited 67-year-old Rain Maker Lillie Stoat of Oxford, Miss. (TIME, April 10) to come to Detroit while the show was on, without her umbrella. Rain Maker Stoat refused to come....

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