Press: Small-Town News

"Greeley, Bennett and Pulitzer never did this,'' chuckled the Mexico, Mo. Intelligencer last fortnight as it slapped a boldface banner headline across the top of its front page:

NO NEWS TODAY

Other Intelligencer headlines completed the editor's trick by continuing:

"Of Amelia, Sought by Air and by Sea." "Of Rain, Though Corn Begins to Need It."

"Of Hospital or Armory Heard at Civic Club."

Had the Intelligencer waited a week longer it would have been a dunce to declare no news. Last week was one of the newsiest weeks for small-town editors since Halley's Comet....

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