2011-03-03 / Columns
Sifting Through the Sands of Time
Courier Archives 90 Years Ago March 4, 1921
THE COST OF BEING POLITE The American public would save $3,000,000 a year in telegraph tolls by discontinuing the use of the word “please” in telegrams. But what profit hath it that the people save $3,000,000 a year, and lose something of the sweetness of courtesy.