Beautiful People (1941); Jack

Douglas G. Wilson douglas at NB.NET
Mon Aug 13 22:12:38 UTC 2001

>    This is from the NEW YORK HERALD TRIBUNE, 28 May 1941, pg. 21, col. 6:
>_LaGuardia Insists Counsel_
>   _to Citizens Budget Group_
>   _Spoke of Getting "Jack"_
>    In this letter the Mayor quoted Mr. Riegelman as having said that
> sensational statements, whether true or false, had to be issued every so
> often to "pep up your customers" and "get the jack."
>(Maybe not the same "jack"--ed.)

This is "jack" = "money", I think.

[As in the proverb, "All work and no play makes jack." (^_^)]

-- Doug Wilson

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