The Press: Good Hevvens!

Military censors got a new kind of kick in their chair-worn pinks. The kicker was the author of "Marmaduke's Colum (The Journal of a London Sub-Editor's Youthful Son)" which appears weekly in London's World's Press News. Fortnight ago Marmaduke tried to imagine what would happen if Alfred, Lord Tennyson had had to get his Charge of the Light Brigade cleared through the Censorship Division of the British Ministry of Information.

"'Good hevvens!' a shocked officiel would cry. 'You can't mension the Light Brigade—it's not officielly released that they're out there at all yet. That'll have to come out.' (Slash.)"

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