National Affairs: Pulling a Nixie

A U. S. Postmaster General and his appointive aids have much to learn. Career men in the Department would understand perfectly what was meant if a report came in saying: "The Oscaloosa graveyard shift pulled three nixies in a Mother Hubbard." But First Assistant Postmaster General John H. Bartlett might have to scratch his head over such a message. In any case, there is no reason why U. S. postmasters should not use everyday language. So last week First Assistant Postmaster General Bartlett instructed his subordinates to omit "technical" terms from their reports....

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