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Walter Winchell, whose cry of "Thief!" at best-selling Anecdotard Ben nett Cerf (Try and Stop Me) has become a familiar theme in his column, turned out to be pasting up a jokebook of his own.

Source: old Winchell columns. Would he give credit where credit was due, when the jokes were not his? Publisher Simon & Schuster "thought so, wherever possible."

Leonard Lyons, who echoes Winchell in trying to raise a hue & cry against Cerf, was also at it himself. His own book would not give other jokesters credit, said he, because all the...

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