GERMANY: Gabriel Over Storm Troops

Germans have always felt that when an automobile horn sings out "Tee-poo-pee-pa," it ought to mean something. Before the War only Kaiser Wilhelm's family cars were permitted to carry the polyphonic sirens that were known in the U. S. as Gabriel Horns.† When the Kaiser went, any little clerk with an automobile could speak with the four woodland notes of a Gabriel Horn. Last week the Nazis grabbed the Gabriel Horn for themselves. It was decreed that hereafter when an automobile toots "Tee-poo-pee-pa," it will mean that there goes one of Hitler's staff officers or a brigade or district commander...

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