The Press: Barbers' Bible

If by strange chance a young lady of quality should happen upon a copy of the current Police Gazette ("the leading illustrated sporting journal in the world") she might glance casually at the photos of showgirls and boxers, wrinkle her nose over some of the advertisements, then in boredom toss the pink sheet aside.

But today's is a far cry from the National Police Gazette which, some 80 years ago, announced: "We offer this week a most interesting record of horrid murders, outrageous robberies, bold forgeries, astounding burglaries, hideous rapes, vulgar seductions ....

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