Miscellany, Apr. 20, 1959

Knock First, Sour Kraut, etc. In Hamburg, West Germany, after a rash of mysterious signs (small crosses, arrows) appeared on houses all over the city, police learned that they represented a secret code among door-to-door salesmen.

No Fair. In Brussels, the city fathers closed off and condemned the Rue du Paradis.

Wake Off. In Los Angeles, the Utter McKinley mortuary chain (14 conveniently located parlors) sent to city employees wallet-sized lavender cards that said: "Bearer or any member of his family is entitled to a courtesy discount of 10% to 15%."

Yankee Dollars. In Maracaibo, Venezuela, Javier Gonzalez' dentist grabbed him on the street,...

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