European Stars And Stripes Newspaper Archives Feb 16 1968, Page 11

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European Stars And Stripes (Newspaper) - February 16, 1968, Darmstadt, HesseStripes daily Magazine Hing happened on the Way aching by Sid Whipple staff writer it seems there were these two characters from Cologne named Duennes and Schael and funny things always happened to them on the Way to or from the Saloon particularly during the Fasching season. So Many funny things happened totem in fact that they became Asfa Mous in Germany As Laurel and Hardy Olsen and Johnson or Mutt and Jeff in America. The German Pat and Mike Tenn Sand Schael have no existence except in the minds of joke Smiths. But Over Century or More they have grown so firmly into Cologne legend and fiction that they Are regarded As Lively and lovable if somewhat unreliable Citi Zens of that fun Loving City on the Rhine. While in a sense they represent theold stage formula of straight Man and Stooge their roles Are Duennes is the Clever one and Schael the dope. Sometimes it Isth reverse. But whether they Are on the giving or taking end of a joke their Good spirits Are irrepressible. Through thick or thin adversity or affluence they always remain Good friends. The principal aim in life of this Happy go Lucky pair is to defeat author Ity whether it appears in the person of a policeman a judge or a nagging wife. They Are subject to practical Lyall of men s frailties. They have a Strong aversion to work and an equally Strong affection for schnapps. Half their lives is spent in avoiding the one and a Strong to work an g affection for .sv.7i/iri/ or Friday february 16, 1968 acquiring the other. But their viewpoints tolerant. For example Duennes and Schael Are watching labourers unload a freight car. A s the toilers struggle past them carrying the heavy sacks Duennes says thoughtfully Schael work is certainly wonderful i could watch it go on All Day Duennes finally gets ? Job As a la pay you Well says his new employer but you la have to work for s always a catch to these of fers says Duennes. Naturally they Are always Day dreaming. Schael Duennes i wish i had enough Money to buy an Duennes what do you want to Buyan elephant for stupid Schael of i Don t have any us for an elephant. I just wish i had the their dreams come True but even wealth does t always bring happiness. Duennes once won 500,000 Marks in a lottery and still course he says that will buy me a million Beers but then i Haven Money left Over for great Deal of the two pals time is naturally spent in from morning till night or later. Schael comes upon Duennes in Abar at eight o clock in the morning. What he says schnapps so Early inthe morning certainly says Tuen nes. "1 always have a schnapps when Ever i m feeling and Why Are you feeling

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