Army & Navy: Excuse It, Please


From Edmonton, capital of Canada's province of Alberta and gateway to the new 1,480-mile-long U.S.-constructed Alaska highway, a Canadian newsman sent a tall tale to the Philadelphia Inquirer: "The inspector general of the Canadian Army paid a visit to Edmonton, and, desiring to look over the American in stallations there, put in a telephone call to the U.S. Army headquarters. Plugging in . . . the telephone operator purred in the soft accent of an American telephone operator, 'United States Army of Occupation.' The Canadian inspector general . . . hit the...

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