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When the fruit man hawks through e alley of a morning, he does not ya catalog of his cart. He calls rticular attention to the absurd price r which he will part with his bananas Hay, or to the utterly ridiculous figure has set upon his prunes.

When the publisher takes his wares market, a similar selling psychology aches him that announcement of his ble of contents has nowhere near the agnetism of a striking hint, a single aphic stroke of advertising along a pular line. Depending on the elevaon of the publisher's mind, this stroke ill be "high" or "low"-something bereen popular religion or popular sexbrilliant, mental contortion, or a vular, scandalizing distortion. Very, very dom will the stroke be accurately inIcative of the nature of the table of ontents, or even of the nature of that ature in the table of contents which ggested the stroke.

During the past fortnight, magazine blishers crying their December wares the public prints, gave many persons contemplate how far necessity had hooled the publishers in the gentle art i "playing up." Many pondered the estion: "When does 'playing up' le's wares become misrepresentation, nocuous or otherwise?"


Came the publishers of Liberty, for cample, "playing up" articles about Woodrow Wilson by Editor William llen White of Kansas. Said the newsiper blurb: "That Whispering About Woodrow Wilson's Love Affairs," etc. ixtaposed with the eminently onsible name of the editor of the mporia Gazette, this blurb was irrestible. Yet in Editor White's article, hat whispering about Woodrow Wilon's love affairs" constituted an entirely econdary element of interest, and refence to it occupied scarcely an eighth f the article. Friends of Editor White ere irritated to think that the publishrs of Liberty had thus misrepresented im, since his purpose in mentioning that whispering" was rather to squelch than, as the blurb sought, to bring it > life.

Again-came the publishers of The Voman's Home Companion, filling a hole newspaper page with tidings of new study of Jesus of Nazareth. The lurbs talked about Jesus with that triking familiarity that characterizes ne sermons of the Humanists. There as nothing misleading or misrepreentative about this, for it was the view f the article itself. Strictly orthodox olk were shocked, perhaps, and liberals elighted, to hear Christ spoken of as the most popular dinner guest in Jerualem . . . criticized because he spent o much time in the company of publians and sinners and enjoyed society 00 much."

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was the statement that The Woman's Home Companion was publishing serially a new book about Jesus, written by "a business man" who had had certain vivid spiritual experiences. "A business man," said the blurb, and curiosity was at once aroused. A new man, evidently; someone unknown. Possibly he had a new point of view. This sounded fresh and worth looking into.

But when one opened to the story in the December Woman's Home Companion, however, one found "a business man" to be whilom Editor Bruce Barton, with the workings of whose mind one was already familiar. An earnest, sincere man, Editor Barton has a huge following. There are, however, many people whom he interests and inspires no whit, people who never would have bought The Woman's Home Companion to consider a new portrait of Jesus had they known Editor Barton was its author. "Why," said such people, "did Editor Barton's name not appear in that advertisement? It is a big name, a good name. Many people would have been glad to see it.

And its appearance

would have saved me the expense of buying this fat magazine and the trouble of lugging it home."

Another Crowell publication, The American Magazine, advertised the story of William Muldoon, "the great

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est rebuilder of men in the world." Health was to be the general burden of this story-health and how Muldoon dispenses it. Then an item in the blurb


Chauncey Depew broke into a trot; Elihu Root jumped out of bed

said: "When he (Muldoon) blew his bugle, Elihu Root jumped out of bed. And when he said, 'Hurry up!', Chauncey M. Depew broke into a trot."

"This should be good," thought the reader, having in his mind two venerable figures, the sight of whom leaping from bed or trotting would be diverting. But the article in the magazine barely mentioned Messrs. Root and Depew; their names were simply listed as onetime patrons of Mr. Muldoon. Furthermore, not a single bugle blew in the article and no one leapt from his bed. The blurb, perfectly harmless to be sure, was misrepresentative, was a pure picturesque invention out of probabilities suggested by the article. "Innocuous," said the reader, "but misleading and disappointing. This constant exercising of imagination by advertisers destroys one's faith in what they say."


Much less subtle is the blanket-exaggeration type of publicity, the hypnotism by hyperbole, the spell-binding clouds of adjectives and exclamations such as patent medicine vendors send up. Last week an example of this kind of advertising came before the public, announcing the début of The Idea, a publication issuing from Mount Morris, Ill.

One Adon A. Yoder, League of Nations enthusiast, had experienced the journalistic equivalent of a Negro evangelist's "seizure." Whereupon, Yoder yodeled to the world at large that he would bring forth "the most different magazine ever published-with the reddest red cover, rich and expensive, the finest printing, the most excellent paper, cherry-colored U. S. bond,

and there is not an ad in it-no man has money enough to buy one in this beauteous and breezy paper dedicated to America's greatest son and the Planet's benefactor, founder of the greatest governing structure ever conceived by the mind of man.

"America's greatest son," "greater than Washington or Lincoln," yodeled Yoder, was Woodrow Wilson. "And yet in

Typical of 80 pages: all this category of greatness there was not one to excel in intelligence, wisdom or foresight, the gifted hero from the vale of the Shenandoah amid the azure and rock-ribbed mountains of Virginia. . . ."

The people among whom Editor Yoder's work will be most appreciated will be those to whom his prefatory note was appealing. The note said: "For Men Only. The Idea is not written and published for infants, neither is it expected that the sisterly will find comfort in its perusal. . . . If, however, you are a real he-man; if you can stand strong drink or meaty food for thought; if your mind can be stimulated without blowing the top of your head off; if your brain has not been emasculated by the poison of tradition and convention, if you are neither a suckling nor an imbecile, nor such an old maid as to put pants on table legs for modesty's sake; then, bless your gizzard, read the blooming Idea. It's poison only to fools.

"Now let not the women get offended. Man embraces woman. That is, whenever the occasion is ripe."

On Monday

Monday is the newspapers' blue day.

Governments, business, sportmen all having been inactive the day before, a Monday's news is scant. Aside from summaries and forecasts, it consists chiefly of the disorderly Sabbath conduct of idle folk-shootings, riotings and worse.

But there are the ministers. A good spectacular divine is as much of a godsend to the press as to his parish. The Manhattan press is blessed with at least three such godsends-the Revs. Percy Stickney Grant, John Roach Straton and William Norman Guthrie, and last Monday this trio filled the front pages as never before. Dr. Guthrie supplied a capital story by inviting Red Indians into his church (St. Mark's-in-the-Bouwerie) and having them dance an aboriginal fandango before the uncurtained altar. Os-Ke-Non-Ton, the Running Deer, took the lectern in feathered headdress and hailed the elements in his native tongue. The organ beat a tom-tom. Incense burned. Dr. Guthrie explained: "If you think you can treat religion like a bug and put it under a microscope, you are wrong. Religion can be found alive only in experience."

This was a fine story for the newspapers because Dr. Guthrie had clashed before with his spiritual overlord, Bishop Manning, over the sub

ject of curythmic dancing in St. Mark's (TIME, Dec. 31 et seq.). The Indian dance seemed a direct defy to the Bishop. All Manhattan journals printed the tale.

Dr. Straton. The contribution of Dr. Straton was an open confession of his dissolute youth. "I was deep in sin, loving sin, following sin and living for sin...", and all on account of articles in magazines. Dr. Straton averred that religion had redeemed him, but that such articles continue. He particularized The World's Work, The Century, the staid Atlantic Monthly as prints that are putting "into the literary and intellectual pot enough poison from their wild gourds to utterly destroy the people."

But Dr. Percy Stickney Grant, onetime rector of the Church of the Ascension, made the biggest news contribution of all. The newspapers learned that he had been forced to repair to a hospital, the victim of a nervous breakdown. It was known that Dr. Grant had been in an extremely nervous condition when he resigned his pastorate last June, and the cause of the breakdown was thought to be a recurrence of an old ailment, anemia.

Two newspapers, however, spoke of another cause. While the Times, I'orld, and even the gum-chewers' Mirror dwelt only upon the diluted condition of Dr. Grant's blood, the Herald-Tribune joined with the gumchewers' Daily News in suggesting that the breakdown was due in some part to the strain occasioned by Dr. Grant's efforts to break himself of an attachment for one Nelly Kelly, unfor tunate female whom Dr. Grant had befriended, employed as housemaid, then loved. Both the Herald-Tribune and

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There is no doubt that the man who sent you the information you published in your issue of Oct. 20 on Page 9 under the heading FRANCE-NO HISSING was not at the Buffalo Velodrome.

There were no shots and no trouble whatsoever. On the contrary, French and German sportsmen shook hands; and on the previous Sunday, another match having taken place, the Germans received flowers after their victory.

It seems ugly for an American paper or magazine to try to make things worse between the two countries. I am a French girl who worked for the American Red Cross during the War, stand for and help all the Americans I can over here; but I feel hurt at the printing of such an unjust news. JEANNE MARTIN.

The item is herewith reproduced:


No Hissing

Eleven German workmen entered Paris. They had been invited, yet no sooner had they arrived than shooting began. The Germans defended themselves, shot back with great accuracy. Three of their shots found a mark-the goal of a French workmen's soccer team. The German goal, at the other end of the field in the Buffalo Velodrome, came off unscathed. It was the first FrancoGerman sporting event (outside the Rhineland) since the Armistice. Said despatches: "Ten thousand Frenchmen cheered the winners. There was no hissing." -ED.

Bears, Whales

San Francisco, Calif.
New York, N. Y. Nov. 12, 1924


This letter is to correct a slight error of the last two issues of TIME which, as an interested reader and subscriber, it occurs to me you would like to set straight. You in each issue refer to the football team of the University of California as the "Golden Whales. Any team from this, my alma mater, is known as the Bears, less frequently as the "Golden Bears." The name comes from the fact that the Grizzly Bear is our State animal, so to speak, being a chief feature of our coat of arms and the Great Seal of the State.

The "Western Conference" is composed of teams from the universities or colleges of several Western States, chief among the contenders being the University of California (the "Bears"), champions since the formation of the Conference in football, Stanford University (the "Cards" or the "Cardinals" from the University color), University of Washington (the "Huskies") and University of Southern California (the "Trojans") (with whom, as your last item correctly says, relations in sports are for the future broken, far as "California" and "Stanford" are concerned).



In 1920, Poet Nicholas Vachel Lindsay published a book entitled The Golden Whales of California and Other Poems. Thereafter, many sport writers adopted Poet Lindsay's pic

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