In this review, "QRM" is the abbreviation for "interference", and "the Wouff-Hong" was the mythical tool of punishment employed by the American Radio Relay League on misbehaving amateurs.
QST, December, 1921, pages 30, 51:
THERE has been lots of talk going the rounds about the radiophone--what a wonderful thing it is, or what an infernal nuisance it is, according to the viewpoint of the speaker or according to what kind of radiophone he has listened to.
Right there is the answer! A real radiophone is a wonderful thing, and the high class concerts broadcasted on schedule by stable firms are doing more than any other single factor to bring into this fascinating game of ours the type of people we want. The prime aim of our A.R.R.L. is the furthering of Citizen Radio and we look forward to that day when every home will have its radio installation--when powerful central stations will broadcast news, concerts, lectures, entertainments, and everyone may get them without stirring from his living room. That day is coming.
Nor have we anything unfavorable to say about the experimenter--more power to him. By his efforts may he continue to improve our art. But the amateur concert fiends! How do they get that way? It looks as tho every bird who assembles a radiophone feels a heaven-sent inspiration to "favor" the community with music, without any regard whatever to the awfulness of the modulation, the ungodly supply ripple, the travesty on music which his alleged phonograph grinds out. Honestly we have seen some of these ginks with one-half of 60-cycles on the plate and a microphone in the ground lead, grinding out their terrible QRM for two hours per night on schedule, and blessed if they didn't think they were doing the community a big favor. With this sort of thing we haven't the least bit of patience, and we think it ought to be handled the same as any other sort of deliberate QRM.
However, there are many amateur installations capable of giving good music and many amateurs who like to listen to it. In a number of communities it has been found desirable to set aside a definite place in the evening's schedule for phone concerts, and this, like the general scheme of dividing working hours, is something for each community to determine according to its sentiment.
For the handling of relay traffic the telephone so far has failed miserably, and it isn't at all likely that it will ever come into any general new for that purpose, mainly for the big reason that any telephone set is capable of covering three or four times its phone range when used for straight telegraphy.
On the big question of phone concerts, more success to the folks who are putting out real stuff for us! Let communities decide for themselves on the matter of local concerts of good quality; but for the "I-will-now-favor-you" artist with his gargle-modulation, the Wouff-Hong!