The Press: Pert Headlines

COOLIDGE SEEKS SENATE ORDER FOR ANOTHER WORLD CONFERENCE

This pert headline was published last week by the New York Times.

Had President Coolidge decided to try again for a naval disarmament parley similar to the unfruitful Geneva Conference initiated by him last year? He had not. But so thought many a reader who depends upon the Times to say what it means without levity.

The first paragraph under the inexcusable headline seemed a clear case of typographical transposition. It said:

"The private and professional lives of bugs, beetles, caterpillars and worms will be discussed...