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An Indian petitioned the judge of an Arizona court to give him a shorter name.

“What is it now?†asked the judge.

“Chief Screeching-Train-Whistle,†said the Indian.

“And what do you want to shorten it to?†asked the judge.

The Indian folded his arms majestically and grunted, “Toots.â€

from the Albuquerque Journal of Albuquerque, New Mexico

15 February 1952

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