From the April 1948 magazine.

Pros and Cons on Applause for Speakers

The article entitled "Applause," which was printed in the March issue of The Grapevine, pointed the finger at the possible bad effects of what should be no more than a friendly custom.

We'll probably always have applause at meetings, and I don't see why we shouldn't. After all, applause is a practice to which we have long been accustomed at many kinds of gatherings, events, the theater, etc., and in itself is no more than an expression of good will.

-- T.D.

New York, New York

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