In a Heidelberg beer hall light-hearted William Bardwell Curts, 20-year-old American student, indulged his alcoholic fancy by scrawling a humorous verse on the guest book:
The Führer has no wife,
The carpenter has no lumber,
The butcher has no meat
That's the Third Reich.
Nearby Nazis peeked, failed to see the joke, began to slug, and Humorist Curts landed in the Heidelberg cooler. Shrewdly he wrote to his guardian in California: "The beating I received did me a lot of good. . . . Only through this beating did I really get an opportunity to know...