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“Obviously, a reporter cannot make a practice of reporting after working hours. If he does so, he will soon achieve the approximate popularity of an insurance agent who takes along a bundle of contracts to every party he goes to.”
“There is no known substitute on the market for integrity and character. And no synthetic has ever been discovered for guts.”
“Daily papers became serious competitors once decent roads were built and rural free delivery routes were established.”
“There are those in this dawn of the Buck Rogers era who maintain that the newspaper is on the way to join such institutions as the bustle and the five-cent beer.”