The Press: Barber's Bible

Year-and-a-half ago the famed old Police Gazette, pink-covered journal of sports news and chorus girls' pictures, fell victim to the Depression. In its 88 years it had passed through a variety of incarnations, beginning as "a most interesting record of horrid murders, outrageous robberies, bold forgeries, astounding burglaries, hideous rapes, vulgar seductions. . . ." It "crusaded against vice" with marvelous and explicit gusto. Under the administration of the late Richard Kyle Fox, who bought the Gazette in 1876, it gained fame as an arbiter and promoter of sporting events, and was...

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