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doesn't like to offend an advertiser who is paying him thousands of
Out of this very human fact grows a privileged class of men in
large cities who always get the best of it so far as newspaper pub
licity is concerned.
However, I have no desire to build The Day Book up by tear
ing anybody else down. It isn't necessary. Either there is a field
for an adless paper that is free to print all the truth that's fit to
print, or there isn't. And that is wholly up to the people themselves.
There is nothing more interesting to the people than news
papers, aqd yet a fool code of ethics is responsible for very little be
ing published about newspapers in newspapers, except when they
toot their own horns.
I don't know what this adieus newspaper is going to be, but I
want to make it interesting; and, therefore, will discuss newspapers
or anything else that is interesting.
I am inclined to think The Day Book will be a very sensational
newspaper, but not in the ordinary acceptance of that word. I don't
mean yellow, or nasty, or vicious, or unfit for the cleanest and most
wholesome minds of men, women and children, but sensational in
the sense that I believe we live in such an atmosphere of lies that
TRUTH is the most sensational thing in the world.
There may be things printed that many people won't like, but
so long as it is the truth they'll have to stand for it. We are all a
bit touchy about the truth, at times.
This discussion of The Day Book and what it means and stands
for will be continued until Day Book readers know all they want to
know about it. And there isn't anything about it that should be
A VERY NEW WAY
At a big dinner a coachman had
been brought in to help to wait at
table, and several guests suffered
annoyance through his lack of
experience, the worst case being
that of a very deaf old lady to
whom he offered a dish of peas.
"Peas, mum?" he asked, but there
was no, answer. "Peas, mum?"
he repeated. Then the old lady
raised her ear trumpet to the
questioner, who, not having seen
such an instrument before, was
puzzled. 'Tt must be a new way
of taking them." he murmured to
himself; '"but I suppose she likes
'em that way" and down the
trumpet went the peas!
- o o
Lodger I can't stay here any
longer, Mrs. Binks. Landlady
Why not, sir? What is your com
plaint? Lodger Lung complaint;
your baby howls too much.
A correspondent wants to
know why people put out tubs to
catch soft water when it is rain