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...