Sale of Fulton Sun

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Sale of Fulton Sun - SUN PUBLISHERS By Th.e Associated Press. F U L...
SUN PUBLISHERS By Th.e Associated Press. F U L TON, Mis.souri — Sale of the Evening Gazette, a daily news paper, and the Fulton Gazette, a w’eekly publication, to J. W. Johnston Johnston and his tw’o sons, George P. and Virgil A. Johnston, publishers of the Fulton Sun. Avas announced here Thursday by Ovid Bell, pioneer Callaway County editor and publisher. publisher. Bell, Avho has published the Ea’- ening Gazette continuously for the past 25 years, is retiring from the neAvspaper profession to continue the job printing business, which he has conducted in conjunction with the publication of his neAvspaper. J. W. Johnston and his tAV^o sons have published the Fulton Sun, a daily publication, for the past 17 years. On January 1, 1927, they Avill merge the Gazette wdth the Sun and the Missouri Telegraph, a Aveekly publication OAvned by the Johnstons. Although the purchase price of Bell’s tAvo newspapers Avas not made public, it is understood to have been in the neighborhood of .$25,000. Bell retained some of his equipment and the Gazette building, building, Avhere he Avill conduct his job printing business. Bell, Avho has lived in CallaAvay County most of his life, obtained his early neAvspaper training in the office of his father, John P. Bell, owner of the Fulton Telegraph. He bought the Gazette in 1001. After January 1, Fulton Avill have one daily and four Aveekly newspapers. newspapers. MARSHALL WRIGHT HELD

Clipped from The Sedalia Democrat23 Dec 1926, ThuPage 13

The Sedalia Democrat (Sedalia, Missouri)23 Dec 1926, ThuPage 13
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