12 OCTOBER 1939, page 15

I Admit To Having Some Sympathy With The Unfortunate...

whose duty it is to draft these leaflets in such a form as will be understood by those unaccustomed to read explicit instructions. I remember that many years ago I tried to......

A Third Section Of Mr. Tom Harrisson's Notes Deals With

rumours. His observers have supplied him with 30o dif- ferent rumours, with details of the words used, as of the time, place and person. From an analysis of these 300 rumours he......

Everybody Remembers, Or Has Heard Of, The Great Russian...

of September, 1914. What was so curious about this rumour was the passionate intensity with which it was defended by the faithful. It arose, apparently, from the passage through......

Mr. Harrisson Informs Me Also That The Usual Endemic Dis-

satisfaction with the B.B.C. has since September 3rd assumed epidemic form. The masses have derived the wholly in- correct impression that the B.B.C. have in some manner been......

People And Things

By HAROLD NICOLgON SEE that I have fallen into disgrace with Mr. Tom I Harrisson and his fellow experimenters in Mass Observa- tion for having stated recently (on insufficient......

A Similar Discovery Made By The Mass Observers Was That

the working classes do not really understand the B.B.C. News Bulletins. Here again my sympathy goes out to the officials whose duty it is to draft these bulletins in the......

I Headed My Amended Draft With The Words " What

you have to do to complete this form correctly." I then crossed out the word " complete " (which appeared to me to be sententious) and inserted the two words " fill in." I then......