The Press: A Bully

H. L. Mencken, despite the fact that he is now being burlesqued a bit for it, is still inveighing against the Rotary Clubs. He devotes a full page of the current issue of The Smart Set to them, commencing: " Of all the false ideas that entertain the Rotary Clubs . . ."

If Mr. Mencken carries on his abuse against Rotary much longer, Public Opinion may proclaim him a bully—or, to use his language—a cad, a double-barreled ass, a poltroon.

It is not known whether the Rotary Clubs pay any attention to Mr....

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