The Press: Blessed Event

Four years ago, there was a rumor in Washington to the effect that Mrs. Nicholas Longworth, 42, was about to have a baby. Experienced newshawks didn't quite know what to do with the story, even if they could verify it which they couldn't quite think how to. Several days later a cub on the United Press picked up the rumor from his superiors, and, without thinking much about it, telephoned Mrs. Longworth.

"Mrs. Longworth? Yes, this is the U. P. Is it true you are expecting a baby?"

"Yes, quite true,—in March."

"Thank you."

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