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A primrose by a river's brim

A yellow primrose was to him

And it was nothing more.

These three lines of Wordsworth, says 72-year-old Editor Arthur Aull, are the rules he runs his paper by. Editor Aull also calls by their plain name things that smell far less sweet. Result: his Lamar, Mo. Daily Democrat (circ. 1,609) is one of the most widely quoted bush leaguers in the country.

Last week fellow editors around the U.S., who subscribe to the Democrat as one of the last of the nation's free-spoken rural papers, chuckled over Aull's latest.

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