Foreign News: Hard-Working Constable

In the little Gironde town of Cenon, where Communists are particularly strong, Town Constable Charles Magne reported to the mayor one day: "Monsieur le Maire, I have the honor to inform you that disorderly elements have been busy last night defacing our fair city with unsightly inscriptions." Sure enough, the decent walls of Cenon were plastered with such discourteous signs as "U.S. Go Home" and "Ridgway—Assassin." Said Mayor René Cassagne: "I hereby order you to take a bucket of whitewash and efface these inscriptions." Constable Magne blotted out the signs—but next morning there were more of them.

The game went on, signs...

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