The Press: Appeal Answered

When 70-year-old Editor Joe Dale of the Lawrence County Press in Monticello, Miss, discovered that he would have to have an operation, he found over $1,000 in unpaid subscriptions on his books, only $6.17 in the bank. So he made an earnest appeal to his subscribers (TIME, Dec. 16). Last week, in New Orleans, Editor Dale had his operation, lay resting in a hospital bed. His subscribers had paid him a little over $100, a friend had lent him the rest.

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