People: People, Jul. 26, 1943


Chief Magistrate Henry H. Curran of Manhattan, who writes in his spare time, encountered that horrid word again in a probation officer's report, promptly dashed off one of his publishable letters. In the lingo of social workers, practically all brothers and sisters who are not twins are siblings. "To me," wrote the Judge to all probation officers, "it has a very doubtful sound, dubious, dismal, desperate. . . . How would you like to be called ... a coystrel* or a curmudgeon. . . . Exit sibling."

Harold Ross, picket-toothed editor of The New Yorker, read in Exquisite Lucius Beebe's rococo column...

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