04 July 2010

In Demand


From the column "NEW YORK DAY BY DAY" by O.O. McIntyre in The Milwaukee Sentinel on this day in 1936:

Incidentally the most highly competitive press agents' posts at the moment are those for the French Line Normandie and the British pride Queen Mary. It is indeed a battle for business with the two giants of the sea. And a meanie, with a dry little smile like Frank Case's who just dropped in suggests impounding them both at the local docks some sunny day and sending each nation a cable: So [illegible] won't pay.

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