The Press: Bells for Nancy

Mother-confessor to more than 100,000 lonely, thwarted, trouble-burdened citizens of Detroit is white-haired, childless Nancy Brown, who writes a daily column of domestic advice for the Detroit News.

Her column is not merely a tower of simple wisdom and reproof for lustful maidens, conscience-stricken wives: it is also a civic institution. Nancy's readers gave her $1,400 to reforest 560 acres of land in northern Michigan, gave more to replant them when the young trees were burned over. In 1932, when the Detroit Symphony was going under, Nancy's newspaper family sponsored six concerts, put...

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