The Press: An Average American

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In 1905 New England Congregational ministers entered solemn protest against accepting for foreign missions $100,000 of tainted "Trust" money from John D. Rockefeller. Throughout the U. S. husbands were joking about the super-hatpins which their wives were using to hold on monstrous sailor hats. Among best-selling books of the year were George Barr McCutcheon's Beverly of Graustark and Thomas Dixon's The Clansman. In Manhattan, George Bernard Shaw's Mrs. Warren's Profession was closed by police, while audiences wept nightly at dainty Maude Adams in The Little Minister. Also in Manhattan,...