The Press: Daisy-Doser

Why newspapers? One answer was given last week by one Dr. Thaddeus Lincoln Bolton, professor of psychology at Temple University, Philadelphia. Said he:

"Suspense—the alternation between hope and depression—is, after all, something that our natures demand. And here is where the newspaper comes into our routine lives as a saving grace, snatching us from this dreaded, lingering death by boredom.

"Shooting the chutes, riding on the scenic railway and going to the daisy-doser in the amusement park supply the necessary prods to children. The modern newspaper performs this...

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