Letters, Feb. 22, 1932

Regrettable Gibberish

Sirs:

TIME'S meticulous and precise use of terse English has been one of my delights in reading it. The section headed Medicine on p. 30, Jan. ii issue, appears to indicate a regrettable letting-down of your usual standard.

Bottom of first column: '"Apparently it does not matter whether a couple is old or young to have intelligent offspring." This is gibberish. I assume what you mean is: "Intelligence of offspring appears to be independent of the age of the parents.''. . .

FRANCIS A. THOMSON President

Montana School of Mines Butte, Mont....

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