The Press: Prince of the Road

Finding new thrills for the masses who read their fiction in the newspapers is a taxing task for feature editors. Sex stories always sell, but detective stories, War stories, even gangster stories are becoming "old stuff." Last week, William Randolph Hearst's New York American, ever mindful of the classics, solved its feature problem by simply beginning to reprint that 50-year-old saga, originally printed in 64 nickel novels, Deadwood Dick, Prince of the Road by Edward L. Wheeler. Readers past middle-age, to whom the yellow paperbacked books were forbid den in childhood,...

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