The Press: 59-Day Wonder

Five years ago Earl J. Jones, a drum-chested, muscular, aggressive man, turned up in Zanesville, Ohio.* Without much visible financial backing, he went into the coal-mining business, presently owned several mines, including one of the most modern, all-mechanical excavations in the U. S. To transport his coal along the Muskingum River he bought a barge company.

There were some bad accidents in the mines, and Earl Jones did not like the way the Zanesville morning Times-Recorder and evening Signal (both owned by Father William Oliver, Sons Orville Beck and Henry Clay Littick) reported...

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