Education: Simple

"A demagog and a pedagog wrote a prolog for a catalog. When thru, tho, they recited the Decalog in the thorofare." Thus would it be written by members and followers of the Simplified Spelling Board, which held its 19th annual meeting, last week, in Manhattan.

Items from the business of the meeting:

1) A newspaper syndicate with papers in 31 states had adopted the practice of clipping unnecessary "ugh's" and "ue's" from words such as those in the sample sentence above.

2) The Board's monthly bulletin, Spelling, discontinued in 1918, would resume publication....

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