Paying Proposition

Like a farmer surveying a sugar maple for the right place to cut for sap, Seattle's paunchy, cigar-smoking Promoter Arthur J. Ritchie watches the public with a veiled and contemplative eye. This week Art Ritchie was watching a big one, and the sap bucket was filling up fast. Art Ritchie's newest idea: why not band the nation's Japanese-haters together and put the whole business on a paying basis?

Last year Promoter Ritchie drew a nice full bucket with a book entitled The Pacific Northwest Goes to War; he charged businessmen $200 a page for eulogy, $50 apiece for a picture,...

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