The Press: Believe It or Not

On Christmas Day, 1893, in Santa Rosa, Calif., was born a man who has been called a liar more often than any living U. S. inhabitant. His name is Robert L. ("Rip") Ripley. His peculiar ability is to say things that sound like lies, and then prove them to be absolutely true. His medium is a cartoon entitled "Believe It or Not," which appears daily in the New York Evening Post and 100 other newspapers. His greatest hornswoggling of the "lie"-hurlers was a drawing of Charles Augustus Lindbergh's Spirit of St. Louis bearing the caption: "Lindbergh was the 67th man to...

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