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In the National Shorthand Reporters' Association shorthand speed contest held in Philadelphia on August 16, Mr. Martin J. Dupraw, writer of Gregg Shorthand, duplicated his victory of 1925 by winning the World's Championship Trophy for 1926.


Although the speed of the 1926 tests was increased by 20 words a minute, Mr. Dupraw broke all records for accuracy. By taking three five-minute dictations at 220, 260, and 280 words a minute, and transcribing the entire 3,800 words on the typewriter with but 8 errors, against the previous best record of 19 errors when the dictations were 20 words a minute slower. Mr. Dupraw conclusively demonstrated the inherent accuracy of Gregg Shorthand and its limitless speed possibilities.


Gregg Shorthand is the only system that has produced more than one champion in the National Shorthand Reporters' Association contests. Inaugurated in 1909. Since 1921 the cup has been won five times by Gregg writers. The winners were:

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Mr. Schneider and Mr. Dupraw both studled Gregg Shorthand in the New York High School of Commerce, Mr. Schneider is now a member of the shorthand reporting staff of the United States Congress. Mr. Swem was for eight years personal stenographer and reporter to Woodrow Wilson while he was President of the United States.


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