|Transcribed by Norma Knotts Shaffer from microfilm
of the Calhoun Chronicle dated 1/28/1902.
A newspaper reporter is neither omniscient or omnipresent. He
can not tell what is happening or going to happen in your social or
life unless you give him some little insight into your affairs.
people who never give a "scribe" an item are persistently asking why
didn't get this or that item yesterday. Well, how could
We are anxious to get all the news and if you kindly give it to us, we
will appreciate it and it will aid us to give you a better
After you get angry and stop your paper, just poke your finger into
water, pull it out, and look at the hole. Then you will know how
badly you are missed. A man who thinks his paper cannot thrive
his support, ought to go off and stay awhile, and when he comes back
his friends will not know he has gone and the other half will not
while the world kept no account of his movements. You will find
you cannot endorse in every paper. The "Book of Books" is often
and hits some hard raps, but if you were to get mad and burn your
the hundreds of presses would go on printing it. So when you
your paper and call the editor names, the paper will still be
and what is more, you will read it on the sly. - Ed.