SPWSSTFM
from Fancyclopedia 1 ca. 1944
society for the prevention of wire staples in science fiction magazines. It was announced by Bob Tucker in 1934 in Brass Tacks and The Reader Speaks, the Dictator of the organization being Tucker, of course. Recruits came, to the quantity of about 35. Doc Lowndes, then rather unknown, was named Royal Pill Roller. Other members suggested such ideas as rubber staples, or sticking the magazines together with chewing gum, a different flavor each month. At last Don Wollheim could endure it no longer, and by launching the IAOPUMUMSTFPUSA, Unltd, brot on the First Staple War.