The Press: With Hustle & Hope

Adman Bruce Barton (Batten, Barton, Durstine & Osborn) knows just how he sells products and ideas: "Say it simply, say it over & over, say it in one-syllable words." He rates the Lord's Prayer, the 23rd Psalm and the Gettysburg Address as triumphs of simplicity and brevity: each contains fewer than 500 words, mostly of one and two syllables. Last week Adman Barton was getting ready to turn out a new weekly column of personal and social comment for Hearst's King Features. It will be written in no more than 500 words, mostly of one and two syllables.

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