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Was it common in the 60s to call your boss "chief"?


… Or was this some way that Ms. Hathaway emphasized what an autocrat he was?

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I think from time to time, Della Street called Perry Mason "Chief", and on Superman Perry White was often called "Chief" by the reporters. But in real life I never called my boss "Chief".

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Lois Lane, Clark Kent, and Jimmy Olsen called their boss, Perry White "Chief" and thatcwas in the mid fifties.

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I've heard that firemen often call the big boss "chief."

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Indians too.

And what's this "Ms. Hathaway" crap-ola. It was Miss Jane or Miss Hathaway. If you are trying to show a regional pronunciation then "Miz Hathaway" would be the choice.

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