Press: Editors & Ashcans

When the New York Herald Tribune commented fortnight ago upon the failure of Manhattan's Noise Abatement Commission to produce a noiseless ashcan, its editorial was headlined, Ellis Parker Butler-wise: "Ashcans Is Ashcans." Few days later the meticulous Boston Transcript reprinted the editorial, changed the headline to: "Ashcans Are Ashcans." Observed the Herald Tribune last week: "So they may be—in Boston. In New York they is. But wherever it may be read the Transcript certainly are the Transcript. The singular verb is inadequate to a paper of such imperturbable grammar."

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