The Press: About Face

Much of the majesty appertaining to the great New York Times has resulted from its stern refusal to print "features,"—i.e. comic strips, "colyums," Nell Brinkley claptrap, Dr. Crane flub-dub. Nothing but straight, reliable news went into the Times, soberly written.

Last fortnight Times readers were shocked. A complete reversal of policy was implicit in a small paragraph, conspicuously "boxed" (ruled off), which began appearing daily, signed—Oh, odor of the Follies, chewing-gum and the strident New York World!—by Funnyman Will Rogers, the prairie pantaloon, purveyor of bathos to Demos.

Gumchewer Rogers was abroad, leering...

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