The Press: Calumny

One night last week Secretary of the Interior Harold LeClair Ickes, most vociferous U. S. critic of the U. S. press, rose to tell the New York Newspaper Guild and a radio audience what he thought of "calumnists" (columnists). He prefaced his remarks with one of his own ventures in prosody:

Wouldst know what's right and what is wrong?

Why birdies sing at break of dawn?

Ask the columnists. . . .

W'ho run the earth and sun and moon?

Just Thompson, Lawrence, Franklin, Broun. . . .

When F. D. R. you want to sock,...

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