be a spug

Copyright New York Times

Copyright New York Times

From the New York Times archives (via Treehugger)…

SPUGS RENEW WAR ON CHRISTMAS GRAFT: Society for the Prevention of Useless Giving Issues Its Second Call to Arms. ANY ONE MAY JOIN CRUSADE Mrs. Belmont and Miss Anne Morgan Plan a Big Rally in Metropolitan Life Building.

The Spugs are on the warpath again. This society, formed as a vigorous protest against the growing custom of exchanging gifts at Christmas without sentiment, the custom of making Christmas gifts for the sake of expediency, or under any other form of compulsion, was organized last year, and carried on an effective and spectacular campaign in the closing weeks of the Christmas shopping season. Read more.

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