CZECHOSLOVAKIA: Objectionable Expression

In peaceful little Oraschin, terrible-tempered Town Councilman Wenzel Klimes called the autocratic local mayor "a Hitler." Last week the Mayor brought suit for slander. Ruled the judge: "To call an official 'a Hitler' is an objectionable expression, reflecting on the authority of the person attacked. Councilman Klimes, I sentence you to pay a fine of 30 crowns [$1.25] or to serve 24 hours in jail."


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