The problems of turning out a newspaper in Bermuda are many and complex, the foremost being the difficulty of obtaining news. Next to this comes the problem of finding out the color of the Names in the News. When Bermudians read about T. V. Soong or F. D. Roosevelt or H. Selassie, they like to close their eyes and visualize, and they can't do this unless told the exact hue of these celebrities.
"The Recorder," published every Saturday at the Union Printery, Hamilton, and sold for four-pence, does a pretty good job. It prints the color, be it white, yellow or red, in brackets after every name. Thus, reporting the Eastern Intercollegiate Swimming Meet, "The Recorder" announced that
Kendall (white), Harvard, copped the 220 freestyle. Rawstrom (white), of Springfield College barely beat out Coleman (white) of Harvard in the 440 freestyle.
But there was still a shadow of doubt in the minds of the island editors. What kind of a place was Princeton? As "The Recorder" went to press, no decision had been reached. The color of the Princetonians was not specified.