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" dS - .. - 4 rV ,1 I William S. Hurt is a great believer in and admirer of horses. This picture would indicate that the feeling is reciprocated. ! m thoroughly sure t hat I irai ready to m landing on tin- speaking Stage, purchased oi toil and hard knocks, to ramble with (tie, with which I was playing at the time tedoffered mc the leading male role in the new spring Vfoducuoo in New York. As dramatic engagements at tw! tm t!u season arc harder to nnd than the Proverbial edle in the haystack, they were limply astounded when I refused the part. When I confessed that I had determined to go to the Pacific Coast to enter motion pictures they thought I was crazy. But 1 stuck to my decision. The tour closed in New York in 1914, one Saturday, and the following Monday saw me on B tram for Los Angeles and I paid my own railmad fare. In May. 1914. 1 started my work in Western pic tures .is a star at tin- salary of $75 a week, with no other financial interest of any nature. Such was the status of Western photoplays at the time. I might add that the New York engagement would have paid me $350 a week. Five years have passed since thai eventful time in my career. That I have devoted tins lengthy period al most exclusively to the production of Western pictures is the best proof that the American public possesses for the great West a love that will endure for all til I! Editors Who Sway the People 5 g a Study of the Career and Characteristics of Frederick Dixon, Editor of the Christian Science Monitor B P vincial in its point of view and placed tern rim of a nation and continent that Tifrt. 1 f. . . . . . "crcaiier must doui know ana dc Known ai by Europe, is hardly the cits where to find published the only interna spaper" oi the country, New York for ercial and Chicago for geographical seem a likelier choice. However, Mrs. !. uhii (IciM'i'd tlii- hrit i:n tSri-iirP . ,, . isuiiiiiMiKi n wnn uu iiueiiuoM u BCCO fpretativ. pert, ii i Asia ne would honal dath -racial ami ?0oi mil h W Bakci M( world-wide in its range of news, in- i ... . m r . it n-,cn "unewj ano circulation. it it was net (ltd uk... . r it is more valuable now. esneciallv 11 "HI th.. I .. i . r - tc-natift I states so clamantly requires an m- IdT , ;i!,1 1IM ,uarl" anl When the rest of the bfst life ?S iIUlte as ?rIemy fuller information of the kryip. ? ''Public than it gets from existing table 1(1 I'll-.... I A 1 4 . v,,,vtiii, ivti in-. iiui lean auti .m,iuv. ..ntniic r r responsibility for the scope and cf krvict k?i Monitor's national and international Mr. Frederick Dixon, who became k-nan oi lht ,,al,cr in 1m- having previously tare wl ) "n,iU" ehtor with headquarters in London, m i 'initiations ut the lorriRn news MB Of III l! Per' Known as B prolific w riter for Oi tllf "III" ivll VI. Lit, v .11. Illnllt l It'N hen h s,a,,ding as a thinker and writer hadseHi m. a Christian Scientist. Moreover he KudiH tu , M ; tne British imperial domain, and had Nil policies n nis own ami ot oilier ;ns. j fttablished his reputation as a student - - -... . . i 111.1 VI 11 I I CI I I 11 V. w . m. . ks- IHcially those discusMut: Asiatic , ,ni a distinct flair fur intomfltinnal noli sndd '!' i,,Vsi t the strife of contemporarj vuitations, Moreover his education and By GEORGE P. MORRIS his personal tastei had given him an exceptional range of allusion to the best historical and biographical litera ture oi ancient ami modem times. French as well as English, to thai when he wrote on current events it u.n htS WOnt tO make the reader aware that he. Dixon. hal itandardi of comparison born out of tin past, permanent and not ephemeral. Add tO these assets moral idealism, lincerc belief in democracy and faith in the people, sympathy with extension of suffrage to women, hatred ol intemperance and impurity, and cour age f'M enough to challenge fakirs and sinners in the high places of church and state, and it was clear that when he finally sat down on his tripod in the Boston office, .i factor in journalism had arrived that must be reckoned with. One of his first tasks was to study the life of the American democracy, to gel in touch with the main spring! of conduct in Canada as well .is in the United States, and to further 1'an Americanism, He knew Europe and sia better than he did New England and Nova Scotia, rle had been oriented He must be come occidentalised. Statesmen at Washington and Ottawa soon found, as had their contemporaries in Paris, Berlin, Vienna. Belgrade and Constantinople, that this journalist was a man to be relied upon as con fidant. Me and his subordinates played the game fair. Ergo the) began to t secrets not disclosed to the ordinary correspondent The Dixon theory posited truth, bottom truth, from th Statesmen ; but it also pledged honor as to time of publication and compliance With the lt sires oi the informant. Better real exposition of facts at a late day than superficial announcement earlier; and this rule governs all the Monitor's cor respondents in all lands Following the same tactics the Monitor won the Confidence ol leaders of organized labor, of defenders ot the more radical social movements, and of spokes men for ostracized minorities. They were given a chance to state their cases, to get the full text of their "state papers" before the public. Greeks, Armenians, Lithuanians. Poles. Letts. Kinns and the entire croup of "lesser peoples." with their representatives in the United States, found in a width circulated and con servatively managed journal something like fair play and intelligent interpretative reporting of events in their motherlands and in their Ann m an centers of population. Consequently, today, s considerable per centage ot the circulation of tin Monitor is among the foreign-born residents of the United Starts Mr. Dixon's interest in music, the drama, the plastic arts, literature and social betterment, have led him to stress prominently collection of mws and opin ion from all quarters Of the earth which have to do with these humanizing, spiritualizing factors m life, The best traditions ot earlier British journalism, and his own code as a gentleman liberals educated, as well as his religion, explain tins journalistic polk Mr. Dixon hates personal publicity, tends strictly and loyally to his professional task, eschews society, probably is not known by sight even to .t hundred peo ple in Boston who are not Christian Scientists; and he will deprecate the writing and publishing of this article. To the world ami to his start he s.ts We" and not "I." Hut "You" the public has some rights that are paramount Super in. . st )s sometimes the foe of justice; and no series of contemporary editors could omit a man who is rend rneh dnv a round the world.