Edenton bank was eager to close for funeral

Edenton, N. C., Feb. 21 [1943] –(AP) — Banks, traditionally, have frequent holidays, but the employes of the Bank of Edenton are looking forward to a special sort of holiday. Vice President D. M. Warren has tacked up this sign in the bank: ‘We will be closed on the day of Hitler’s funeral. Thank God.’ ”

The bank’s closing notice proved premature — Hitler didn’t commit suicide until April 30, 1945.