The Press: Curt, Clear . . .

In the quiet section of Brooklyn known as Greenpoint, a young housewife named Mrs. Florence Santevecchi last week gave birth, with considerable help, to premature twins. The Manhattan press got its tongue twisted trying to cover the news.

Said the World-Telegram's front-page headline: 8 COPS, 1 DOCTOR, 1 PRIEST, NEIGHBORS DELIVER TWINS. No, said the Herald Tribune, it was 10 POLICEMEN, INTERN, PRIEST . . . Said the Sun, not to be outdone: 12 COPS ASSIST . . . (By actual count, it was nine cops.) Then the tabloid Mirror found that a mother in New Jersey had given birth to triplets,...

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