The Press: New Tabloid

Forty years ago James Whitcomb Riley and Bill Nye collaborated on and published a railroad guide. Said they: "What this country needs is a railway guide which will not be cursed with a plethora of facts or poisoned with information. In other railway guides pleasing fancy, poesy and literary beauty have been throttled. . . ."

This and more is the masthead of the Overland Mail, daily tabloid, born last fortnight on the Gold Coast Limited of the Union Pacific Railroad, somewhere between Chicago and the Pacific Ocean. The idea: to entertain patrons of the train, to tell them yarns about...

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