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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, December 01, 1911, Image 20

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:New York, Dec '1. Mayor
William J. Gaynor, whOha.s bit
terly 'attacked, various New -York
newspapers? since he eriteredppl
itics, today told how he would
run a newspaper, i ' .
Accordirig'to theimayor himL
sel once a reporter, a newspa
pers: --. . " . K
"Should show that a gentleman
control it l
, Should be true; it's' rnotives,
Should not write an editorial
until sure of its facts.
rShould have Headlines noted
for-accuracy and stripped-of' verb
iage! Should ha.ve.all articlessigned,
tamake the Writer" careful' to libel
no one.
Should give all the political
hews without regard of 'party.
Should not permit its proprie
tor to hide behind a 'corporation
othis own making.
'Should not give testimony in
Hivorce trials nor in sensational
criminal cases.
Should not accept misleading,
fraudulent advertising.
'Should not permit advertisers
to control its news or editorial
Should write every article as
short as is consistent with the
Should not 'cartoon a decent,
well-bred official as a ruffian or a
Should have a policy based on
the good of -the .majorityi o'frthe
-'''I -wouTd rather;" the mayor
said,v"have the good will and aid
of a newspaper with a. circulation
of 30,000 thajt is taken home and ,
read in the family, than to have "
that of r one with 'a' circulation "of
1,000,000 -that is only looked at
and. thrown .into the gutter."
. . i ' p o- ,
Palmer Day of Pasadena. Gal.,
who recently returned from Par
is, France,' tells a good story on
Jack Johnson. K
Day was seated in a cafe in
Paris, when former President
Porfirio Dia& of Mexico entered J
in company with two other gen
tlemen. Wifhin a few minutes
Jack Johnson and .his white (?)
wife entered' the cafe. Johnson .
asked the waiter who the disting
uished old gentleman was, and
nodded toward President Diaz.
He was told and immediately
taking one of his cards gave it to ,
the "waiter and asked him to pre
sent it to the former head of the
Mexican government and 'say
that he would like to -meet the
distinguished ex-president.
Upon reading the card the ex
president arose slowly from his
seat .and straightening himself "
to his full height, glanced with
eringly at the big dinge and left
the cafe.
'Huh," said Johnson. "He
hasntt got anything on me; "I can
go back and he can't." .
o o
Talking about words, there is
indeed amysterious-soothing.--m I
vHA&A-"Ssaiait.n2 dnw -gat

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