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Month March 1913

“Hot Tamale!” Yells Crowd, While Weinerwurst Stand Burns Up at Five Points

THE CONSTITUTION, ATLANTA, GA

THURSDAY MARCH 20, 1913

When the gasolene burner and the cloth top of a wienerwurst stand got in too close proximity to each other there was trouble last night for a Greek “wienie man” at Five Points.

Flames suddenly flared up and the entire stand, on wheels, would have been burned completely had not two officers, Gordon and Swinney, grabbed the top off the stand and thrown it out into the street. The gasolene tank came off also and saturated the top, which blazed fiercely for five minutes, while a great crowd gathered and yelled in glee:

“Hot tamale!” “Oh, you hot dog!”

When the show was over a keen-eyed youngster peered into the blackened hot box of the charred stand and, winking his eye, said:

“Did the fire burn the hot tamale or the wienewurst?”