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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria University College, Wellington N.Z. Vol. 20, No. 13. September 12, 1957

[Democratic German Report]

The story goes that a West German society lady had arranged a lavish party, but at the last minute found her arrangements upset when five of her guests were unable to turn up. She had a brainwave, and rang up the commander of the local American garrison. Putting on her sweetest voice, she asked, if she could borrow five smart young officers to make up the numbers. "Only." she said, "please, no Jews." The American, in his sweetest voice, agreed, and sure enough, five officers turned up at the party. Obviously, none of them were Jews, for all five were Negroes. The horrified hostess got them in private and asked. "Are you sure there's been no mistake?"

"Oh, no, there's no mistake." they said. "General Cohen never makes a mistake."

—From Democratic German Report.