Press: Decades of Dix

Forty years ago, when Editor Nathaniel ("Nat") Burbank hired Mrs. Elizabeth Meriwether Gilmer to write a weekly women's article for the New Orleans Picayune, he gave her a definite idea of what he wanted. "We'll call this feature 'Sunday Salad,' " he told the brown-eyed young gentlewoman from Tennessee. "Make its base of fresh, crisp ideas. Over them pour a dressing mixed of oil of kindness, the vinegar of satire, the salt of wit, and a dash of the paprika of doing things." They also decided they would henceforth call Mrs. Gilmer, "Dorothy Dix."...

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