Lucubrations for the degree of doctor of philosophy, American free verse, the German White Book, our Congressional Reports, and the Sunday newspapers, not to mention a thousand treatises on rhetoric and composition, have all been printed and published. Surely, then, Flying Rumors does not need to apologize for using the printed word.

You, dear, unsuspecting, possible Reader, who have to listen daily to your friend's gabble about "Babe" Ruth, Mary Pickford, or Billy Sunday, or who are subject to that deadly specimen of the genus culex, the after-dinner speaker, may at least comfort yourself with this: you can at your pleasure shut up