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   From the NEW YORK HERALD TRIBUNE, 5 February 1948, pg. 16, col. 2:

_Lord Debry, 82,_
_Turf Leader in_
_Britain, Is Dead_
_His Family Gave Its Name_
   _to Horse-Racing Classic;_
   _Had Long Public Career_
(...)(Col. 3--ed.)
   He naturally attended the running of the Kentucky Derby, as he did on his one previous visit.  He insisted that the proper pronunciation of the race was "darby," but as for the "iron hats" worn by some men, he preferred to call them, he explained on his last visit here, "billycocks, after their inventor, Billy Cocks."


   From the NYHT, 6 February 1948, pg. 22, col. 2:

_Simeon Strunsky Dies at 68;_
_Writer for "The New York Times"_
_His Unsigned Topical Essays_
   _on Editorial Page Won_
   _Him Wide Recognition_
(...)  He was skeptical of any generalization, and the cliche "New York is not America" moved him repeatedly to demonstrate that it was nothing but America.
(...)(Col. 3--ed.)
   He was the author of several books...and "No Mean City," 1944.  The last, a defense of New York against all criticism, expressed his love for the metropolis to which he had grown up and worked.

(Perhaps this book will tell us if Ford M. Ford coined the phrase--ed.)


   The RHHDAS has 1955.
   "OUT TO LUNCH!" is the title of a comic essay in THIS WEEK, NEW YORK HERALD TRIBUNE, 25 January 1948, pg. 24, col. 2.  While it's probably not the OTL slang term, the use in the title probably indicates that the slang term was known at this time.


   From a cartoon in the NEW YORK HERALD TRIBUNE, 29 February 1948, part II, pg. 1(?), cols. 7-8, taken from "Herblock, in The Washington Post."
   A Soviet Union officer (hammer & sickle armband) is strangling a person titled "CZECH DEMOCRACY."  The caption is:

   "You Want The Police.  I'm The Police."

PIC--The magazine for young men

   An advertisement in the NEW YORK HERALD TRIBUNE, 30 March 1948, pg. 14, cols. 4-8, is for "PIC--The magazine for young men."  One of the stories described is "America's Biggest Bull-Session."
   A check on NYPL's catnyp catalog shows no hit.  A check on the LOC catalog shows a New York City publication by this name, from 1937.  This was a Street & Smith publication.
   A magazine for young men might be a good source of teen slang, such as "nerd."  It would also probably have "teenager" and "trick-or-treat."  Who has the best run of this publication?

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