Press: Newshawks' Language

The average newspaper office is an unfortunate environment for one who is upset by hearing profanity. Presumably the staff of the well-mannered New York Times is purer of speech than the staffs of lustier papers; but the Times's religious editor, a plump, twittery, fiftyish lady named Rachel K. McDowell, has harbored a phobia against swearing since childhood. Lately Times newsmen found in their mailboxes small white slips printed as follows:

Dear Fellow-Staff Member:

It is being suggested that SWEARING OFF SWEARING would be a good SUPPRESSION MEASURE for 1933.

Your moral support is...

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