The promise of the New York Theater League to eliminate theater ticket speculation by its new ticket plan will be most welcome to the credulous. But those who remember the "war to end war", to say nothing of Prohibition, will probably be a little inclined to spoof at the coming of the millennium to Broadway, even in the footsteps of "The King of Kings".

It seems the theater racketeers have discovered that speculation does not pay--if everybody speculates. So the song is ended. But they may, alast find out under the new system that when everyone is honest, a single scofflaw can gambol with considerable profit in the green pastures of hey-hey. Which leads to the conclusion that only if there is honor among theives can the public not "be damned."