The Press: Mr. Fort Worth

As publisher of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Amon G. (for Giles) Carter, devout Texan, found it easy to explain his paper's success. "We get out a newspaper," he said, "that fits our city." Carter's formula, while it did not make the Star-Telegram a famous daily, made it a good one. But his rare combination of showmanship, artful buffoonery and open-handed generosity virtually made Cow-Town Fort Worth a city. Dressed in his ten-gallon hat and cream-colored polo coat, Amon Carter sang Fort Worth's praise all over the world, while passing out silver dollars, hats,...

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