The Press: Pass the Chestnuts

One day last week, wrote Columnist Billy Rose, "a daffy story popped up on my desk" (the kidney-shaped one in the office Flo Ziegfeld used to use). It seemed, wrote Rose, that somebody's spinster Aunt Helen had died, and when the minister drew back the casket lid at the funeral, what should be inside but the uniformed corpse of a two-star general? The embarrassed undertaker said they might as well go ahead with the service. Aunt Helen had apparently been buried in Arlington Cemetery that morning, and only an act of Congress could get...

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