Covina Argus from Covina, California on June 26, 1909 · Page 4
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Covina Argus from Covina, California · Page 4

Covina, California
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Saturday, June 26, 1909
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A Minister on Newspaper Work. Dr. Malfolm MfLood, tho floriiK-nt. pastor of (ho F'irst Prosbyt.fri;tn Church at. J'aB.idonn, rofrrnfly i-f-nr] a papor on Uio daily nowspapnr, in which ho (IfRcuHRed Its opportunities and difficulties in a discriminating and appreciative manner of tho matter of getting news straight. lie said: "I sympathize with f.he newspaper brotherhood deeply In the matter of giving the tone of truth to their papers. I believe they are an a class luost anxious to do BO, but It Is one of the hardest things often (fines In l!fe to get down to bed rock find rr-port, the very actuality of things. Reporters have fo deal with conflict- Ing malf-rial und contradictory evidence. ,\o I wo f.y"H ;ire alike, ,\'<i p'-rjple wee I hf sanie liiing. And how diflicult it in oftf'iil imcs to g»-i. at. the \ <•]•>• truth. "The film of the newspaper in to (-•ive IIH the news. It meaiis fresh tidings, rerf;i)t. inlr-lii^enee, soine- Ihing that ha.s lately haj)pene'l. The reporter wants the last thing; what is a few hours old is flat. He in on the scene for so.netlilng fresh. The past, is nothing, the future is little more., the present is everything. 1!" IK a camera, man alert, to snat'-h I lie moment I hat is going by." If Hiniit- of the people who coin plain about the inaccuracy of ncwHpa.per named along very similar lines to. UK- modern sermon. HoinM.irnes it : deais with finite different, topics, it. ic. true, and then again it IH a plea for j cjv|c. righteousness and political re-i form very mm!) Ilia- that vhich IH ; made from the pulpit, j We wonder how the lawyer would like to he put agftlnMt the proposition of arguing a new ca<vi ':»-ery day. Hut. the newspaper man day after day often fares just such a, Hit.tiation. He must prepare a brief on some current (liiostlon that ought to have :w much careful study and Investigation as n lawyer would give to the preparation fit an argument to judge or jury. The newspaper writer, however, cannot take time for a thorough sonic)) nf id vest .igation of law, history or :;ci f-nco fas the case may bo) 'if- miirft. flame li! : ; statement, and send it out in his readers. I'o you v, onder tha! fii" editorial in not always cliinsi", ",hci: it muni, be < onipo:-,"d under those conditions? The newspaper inan works under tremendous pressure; lie tries to toil the truth, to bo accurate and fair; and he tries If) slrike sturdy blown for progress and righteousness. Hut necessarily his work must, sometimes bo crude and Imperfect. Nobody I'no'.vs it better than he does. Hut he IK geM.Ing out a dally arid lie must do It, quickly. Hefore liim all day or night Is hour <>( press time bur- Reduced Rates TO cotiHider the fads j 'Ting "'"' "> Ihe stake. And lie must. Alcf.eod meniio/w, Ihoyj 1 '" 11 "'" tli;it Inexorable task master 'with breathless haste or fall by the wayside. Itlverside I'rosM. report 1 ! would which !>/•. A 1 fiuld not be HO critical. Tho condition!-; under which I lie reporter must gof his facl.H Hhould always IK: l.uhim intf) account. The reading public demands that tho news be fresh it floeH not waul, stories (hat ere a week old or even a day oh]. The reporter »;oi.s wind of a. story perhaps only an hour before lime of going to press. lie mu.'il. rush mil, interview fir telephone I wo or three people, gel. at the facfs as host he ran and hasten back to the ollloo, nil.tlf! off the report on (lie typewriter and get II. inlo Ihe hands of (he linotype operators, li It is lale In the day, the copy will he taken away from him sheet, by sheet and he will not even have a chance to read It over. There Is not. time to verify every rtim'or or to interview every one Interested; (lie only thing to do in this strenuous age of newspaper work is to find out all you can and avoid as many mistakes as possible. The wonder really is not that H,O many mistakes are made, but that the news la so correctly reported. When you road in the evening paper a column report of something that happened late In tho afternoon, do not criticise the form of the story and pick flaws In Its accuracy on nones- Ktntlal points, but marvel at tho mental alertnesa of tho news gatherer and modern mechanical facilities of tho newspaper office that rnako It possible for you to read tho story that day at. all. Romem her that ihe sworn testimony of witnesses regarding the same event as given In court varies exceedingly and think how much more diflicult. it is to Kift the conflicting report of some exciting occurrences that, will be given the eager reporter who rushes lo the scene lo gel. a live story. l>r. Mchood pays the following tribnle to the newspaper worker, and every member of the fraternity who reads bin kindly words will appreciate deeply (he truth of what he says: ' There Is not another brain work<T in the world, I am templed to say, who carries Ihe burden of the editor. The politician during Ihe campaign makes about filly orations, but Its Ihe same tdd oration over and over. The only thing new is (he audience. If a Congressman makes four or llv speeches a session he is thought usually to have acquitted himself admirably, (ieorge dirlis once said: Ml lakes me months lo prepare a let'lui'e and how a clergyman t an gel up two sermons a week is a mystery.' Hit 1 here is Hie editor. Our \\nrk is small liy compared with this. K\ery morning oi' evening Ihiil paper IUUM ;i|i pear and it musl lie diliei'ent linn > I'M i-i day's issues. Thai editorial toluniii musl be uriileii. Thai leader n.usi lie ready for type. Tln-iv is no vacation (he journalist if world. The salicium is never closed. ll \.\ ,i stupeiidou.:. a undertaking. Tin- teacher is in the school room live d IVS ollt of Ille Week, nine ill' tell months iii the year, llou would he like lo ie;>i Ii SIX or M'\ell d.l's ill the For Cleaning Wall-Paper. To clean wall-paper use the following recipe; Ten cents' worth of liquid ammonia, l'-n cents' worth of oil of sassafras, one teaspoonful (oven full I of soda, l.wo Icnspooafuls (even full) of salt and one quart of cold water. Mix the cold waler with the Ingredients, then add while- flour until It. is thick enough lo drop from a spoon. Cut in a covered pail, set in a kettle of boiling water, and cook until done, Hllrrlng often. If it does not stick to the hands when cool, It is done. He- move from the pail and divide. Into "loaves," working each piece a while In the hand. Take out only what in needed, leaving the rest covered in the pall, to prevent the ammonia from evaporating. Rub the wall with the loaf, working tho dirt Into the dough. When very dirty, exchange for a clean loaf. This removes dirt and grease magic-filly and leaves old paper as good an new whon used carefully.— Woman's Homo Companion for June. "KISS YOUR HEADS OFF." This is the Command of Pittsburgh Chief of Police. PITTSrmilO, Pa., .Tune 17.- "Let 'em kiss their heads off; glvo 'em room," was the gist of an order handed down to the police of this city by Superintendent Thomas McQunlde when asked for a decision on spooning In Hie big public parks of rillsburg. As a result, McQualde is perhaps the most popular police- olllcial that lias ever been In Pit Islmrg. What is still hotter, the great American privilege of the young man to take liis best girl inlo tin- parks and (here kiss her—--if she Is willing—will not be curtailed In this city in spite of tho protests of the elderly women of 1'illnburg, who have gone to see Ihe chief of police If) have lovemaklng slopped In the parks. The police have been ordered not to Interfere. "I don't like the lovers' lanes in the parks those long dark ways where lovers have been in the habit of hiding, hut favor more benches, where j the light IH subdued enough no! to, embarrass . Ihe young people in llu-i i-iirk," said Chief MeQualde today, j "If I can assist Ihe young man and j young woman lo avi hour's quid tlmei together in our parks I am going lo do it. I.el 'mil kins, sure. And, what is more, we want to give Ihein better accommodations than they have at this lime. We want to put In more' benches, where more kissing j. ; "'---' s i an be held. If a I'ellow \va::!s lo lake his best girl to Ihe park, and! i hen- nivc lu-r a lillle squee/e and a i'i'\v Kisses, anil she is willing why, imii 1 povver lo them both. • "I'm their friend, and down with Ihe I SAN BrMRLlO AND RETURN $1.40 Round Trip STOCK TAKEN FOR Pasturage will take only limited number—plenty feed- shade and running water. BOINHA/V\ & RITCHA Cement Contractors LET US FIGURE ON ANYTHING IN THE CEMENT LINE SIDEWALKS AND CURBS OUR SPECIALTY We are experienced cement men and employ only skilled help. Home phone 1067 —Account— Harness Horse Association Meeting JUNE 30TH AND JULY 1ST, '09 —Sale Dates— June 30th and July 1st. Return Limit, July 2 Southern Pacific JACKSON Motor Cars Four Models From $950 to $2150 Made In Jackson, Michigan, by an Honest Concern.'• •( Seven Years of Excellence. Covina Agenta -' STANTON & HARNISH Cilrus Avenue "No Sand Too Deep, No Hill Too Steep." SIMPLE STRONG SILENT om^mmrn. SPEEDY FOR SAI,K MY E. F». HULL TO lOdfl RANCHES and CITY IMPROVED S. R. EARNEST & CO. 831 H. W. Hellman Bid., Los Angeles, Cal. Send written description or call. , PACIFIC ELECTRIC TIME TABLE. Phone 119 Covina Orange Groves We 'have a large clientage buying 'good orange groves. If you want a quick sale, list your grove with us. "IT PAYS TO SEE US" EDWARDS & WILDEY CO. 232 Laitghlin BUlg., Los Angeles D. W. McDonald, Covina representative Home phone 1259, Covina Howell & Howell BREAD Light, Sweet and Wholesome FRESH EVERY DAY AT Clarence Allison Plans furnished for all kinds of buildings. Building Contractor COVINA, CAL. Cake and Confectionery '/* Wagon through valley daily. >R A. J. ROOKS General EBIeicIcsmlthing All kinds of general and heavy Bfacksraithing\ We manufacture Ridpers, Orange Racks Box Presses Horseshoeing a Specialty Home Phone IOQ? Shop West Badillo St, Csvina COVINA Shoe Repn; (o, • j FINE SHOE REPAIRING A T RKASON.ABLECPRTCES Citrus Avenue FOR HARNESS, HORSE GOODS, WAGONS, BUGGIES AND IMPLE- MENTS. Best Goods—Lowest Prices COY/ina Heir ness & Saddlery Co. Phone Hume 1170 * WE CAN FIND YOU I A BUYER For Orange Groves Alfalfa Lands or City Property I<i>,t your properly with us. Covina Realty Co, * * * * * * * * * * # * * * * •# * * * * l.t The t ..|, red ( 'illl 1'i-h Suhd.i'. laM and be.-,. and hi'ilu 1 . '- u.ii 1 •cert at the '• i I li 11 g U ! I i t h" sea.-dti. '..•lids. uve t. ovma [ C : ; O ;i. ill j 11:1" | 1 .:.'••' 1 1. it). : (ovina tofer • I. \V. Keet'er. Pl'op. HAULING OF ALL KINDS Covina Livery Stables J. J. FitzGerald, Proprietor Special Rates to Travelling Men Horses Bought, Sold and Exchanged Home Phone 30 Res. Phone 1024 < Star Refrigerators Built for the needs of the Pacific Coast. Sanitary—Satisfying. Big line of RANCH TOOLS placed for the summer work. Look- over our stock of hoes, rakes and tools of all kinds. * ' •..;-•"' The Spinner Washing Machine The triumph of long years of study in machines. Call and see it. Hurley's Hardware COVINA, CAL. Select Your Route TOURIST CARS To the EAST Via New Orleans, El Paso or Ogden Personally Conductril Tourist Excursions from Los An- jrdi-s to \c\v Orli'iins. "Washington, Cincinnati. Louisville, Chirairo. St. Louis, Kansas City. Denver, Omaha, Minneapolis, St. Paul and other points in the Kast without change of cars. Throng!) the warmer climate of the South, with its rice and cotton fields; or over the route of the Pioneers of '49, and across Great Salt Lake — "^oiny to sea on a train." I). B. SCIIKXCK, Affent. Covina Home phone 144 or (I. L. TRAVIS, Commercial A.ijent, Pomona Home j;hoiie ii!: Sunset Main "0 Southern Pacific Sixth

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