The Press: Prairie Pantaloon

When Will Rogers, the funny man, departed on a great liner to tour Europe, the press took note of his sailing. His arrival, also, was duly recorded. Then a series of excited despatches informed the public whom he met and where he dined; a witticism dropped in a taxicab to an Associated Press reporter was cabled to all the English-speaking world; last week the wires crepitated with the announcement that he had started for Poland to be rude to Marshal Pilsudski. And suddenly a full page advertisement in the leading papers throughout...

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