The Press: Two Old Gentlemen

Recently the newspapers carried a story about a girl in Missouri who won a $1,500 award from a railroad because a brakeman kicked her in the head to remove her from the path of an onrushing train.

Last fortnight the newspapers told about a girl who was standing in a Manhattan telephone booth when a mouse jumped into her blouse. . . .

When learned President Nicholas Murray ("Miraculous") Butler of Columbia University read these stories he chuckled heartily. On the second story he wrote,

"Illustrating the dangers of communication by telephone,"—and sent...

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