The Press: Rhymester Funk

People who contribute to newspaper columns are very free with their signatures. Some make free with great names, sign themselves "Napoleon," "George Washington," "Calvin Coolidge." Others make free to be funny and call themselves names like Oscar Zilch, Wilton F. Cassowary, Ivan Offalitch. Conductor Harry Irving Phillips of the "Sun Dial" in the New York Evening Sun, did not think one way or another about the signature attached to some contributed verses he printed in early April, entitled "To a wife about to start on a shopping tour." The last stanza read:...

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