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april fools - at-jthe idle turn the country's zoos into...
at-jthe idle turn the country's zoos into national stooges for their jokes." Ever since zoos put in tele-nous tele-nous phones, April 1 has seen them' swamped with tno pun phoney calls, What happens is this: Struck with the spirit of the day. WASHINGTON Ernest P. Wal-s Wal-s ker. National Zoological park offi- offi- It Isn't So Bad This Year Zoo Official Credits Jobs Round of April Bv Associated Press Cial. predicted today a nationwide let-uo let-uo let-uo in April Fool jokes. n isn't that the country's get-i get-i get-i ting any saner folks, he says, areition just busier this year. "Unemployment," he reasoned. "matpc nrankster of US all. and when All Fool's day rolls around with Letup in Tiresome Fools' Jokes a jokester leaves the zoo's tele phone number at a friend's office, or home, always when he s not there. "Have him call Miss Lyon at Co- Co- lumbia 0743," is the usual instruc The unsuspecting friend eventu ally calls the number and asks for the mysterious lady, only to be rudely informed he has the zoo and that its Miss Lion doesn't talk over the telephone. Asked what he would do if he ever hired an employe with an animal name, the official threw up his hands. "Please," he said, "one April Fool's headache at a time."

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  1. The Decatur Daily Review,
  2. 01 Apr 1937, Thu,
  3. Page 1

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