The Press: Paradox

Gamblers, western bartenders, lottery sharpers of the Mississippi Valley, touts, awoke New Year's Day to a surprise; pondered the resolution of Publisher Fred G. Bonfils: Through his Denver Post he announced the establishment of the Frederick G. Bonfils Foundation for the "Betterment of Mankind." Said he:

"I want the Foundation to be so administered that it will result in better homes, better schools, better and more intelligent people, healthier and happier conditions of life, greater morality and more widespread regard for the love of God and the Gospel of Christ."

A sample promise:...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!