Who drew this? Why was it placed inside this particular book?
The back of the drawing contains five words, written in pen, that serve only to deepen the mystery:
GREEN EYES POLKA
And World War II.
What does it all mean?
1. I can't find out for sure if or how Maj. Gen. William H. Wise was associated with this publishing company.
2. According to the Online Etymology Dictionary, the phrase search me, used as "a verbal shrug of ignorance," was first recorded in 1901.