The editor of the Albion, N. Y.,News told his compositor that flat and level were synonymous words. One day he had occasion to speak of a townsman as a level headed man. The word "level" had too many letters for the line of type in which it was to appear. The printer, bearing in mind the employer's injunction, subsrituted "flat." It required a personal apology and a long explanation to save the editor from assault and a libel suit.