The Press: Ten o'Clock Scholar

On Jan. 23 The Christian Science Monitor published a bit of correspondence dated "Cairo, Jan. 1." This is in accordance with the theory of the Monitor that anything is news until it is known. The specific result savored of the ludicrous. The correspondence gave an account of the activities of William Eugene (Pussyfoot) Johnson in Egypt. At the time of its publication Mr. Johnson had been in the U. S. for several days, had attended a convention of the Anti-Saloon League, had seen the President (TIME, Jan. 28).

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