Press: Emporia Tabloid

Anathema to eloquent, high-minded Editor-Publisher William Allen White of the Emporia (Kans.) Gazette, is the U. S. newspaper comic strip. He vowed that only "over my dead body" would his newspaper ever print a funnypaper.

But other publishers have been finding out that funnypapers are potent moneymakers (TIME, Feb. 18). And at the age of 67, the Sage of Emporia has long since learned to compromise. In excellent health last fortnight, Editor White issued the week-end edition of his newspaper with not one but 29 comics in a gaudy 16-page tabloid. Moreover, the...

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