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THE DAILY GLOBE. Ironwood, Ml — Wednesday, Sept. 2,1998 Page 12 School gives diploma to drop-out journalist, age 94 Tve worked every day," he „., ... .. .... , said. -Every day of my life, some- WaltZinG Matilda one's paid me to write." , . The biggest change between 6017100860 DV 0061 those days and now, Madden (Continued from Page 10) He had been invited to take part in the graduation ceremonies for this year's senior class, but district officials decided to wait until the Board of Education meeting June 9 to present the diploma BO that the spotlight would be focused on Madden, Cum- minga said. Madden was just two weeks shy of graduating from Leonia High School in 1921. A pitcher for his baseball team, he was also a correspondent covering his high school's sports for The Record of Hackensack. When the sports editor of the paper took over as managing editor, The Record had a vacancy to fill and offered Madden the job. For Madden, there was never any question of not taking the $15-a-week job. "I needed to take one more class. It was Latin. I don't know if I would have passed," he joked. Besides, "a diploma didn't mean anything at that stage." And in those days, what he called The Golden Age of Sports," one couldn't dream of a better job. To be at sports editor was it," Madden said. The best thing you could usually hope for was to be a clerk and work your way up." Since then, Madden has been hired and fired from a number of newspapers, including some that no longer exist such as the Hudson Dispatch, the Hoboken Ob- server, the Hackensack Star- Telegraph and the Paterson Morning Call. -He's also worked for The Jersey Journal and The Star-Ledger of Newark. "• He takes pride in knowing that while he may have left certain papers, he's never left journalism, even after close to eight decades. now said, are the readers. ^"Eighty yean ago, you knew that a lot of people were reading the paper," he said. Today I wonder if anyone is reading. People look at headlines, they don't get past page 3." His secret for such a long journalism career? Good whiskey: "In the era I grew up in," he said, "if you didn't smoke drink, you weren't a man." or newspaper SYDNEY, Australia (AP) — Arthur B. Paterson, the Australian poet and journalist who wrote the ballad "Waltzing Matilda," was born in 1864. Paterson attended the University of Sydney and began a career as a lawyer- , In 1385 he published a book of ballads and the song "Waltzing Matilda" which almost instantly became identified with Australia. AAR.P does investment study (Continued from Page 8) —Nfarly^ half (48 percent) do not know customers can negotiate the commissions, including 61 percent of women and 39 per-cent of men. —One-third (33 percent) do not know some firms use contests to promote sales of particular investment products. For women it 'was 40 percent; for men, 27 percent. . . The National Association of Securities Dealers, a self-regulatory group, has recommended that such contests be curtailed. The survey, conducted by International Communicatior - Research of Media, Pa., polled 827 people from Nov. 14, 1§97, to Jan. 4, 1998. The margin of error was 2.1 to 3.5 percentage points, depending on the question. Calendar of Events SEPTEMBER 9-10. 1998—ST1LLWATER. MN with ANDIAMO ST. CROtX RIVER CRUISE and OLD LOG - THEATER—Sea ts are available for this two day trip into Minnesota which includes a stop at the Mall of America. Departure from the RAMADA INN (formerly Holiday Inn) in Hurley at 7 A.M. SEPTEMBER 21—NOON LUNCH We begin another year of our exciting lunches with a drive along Powdermill Road north to the CHEF'S CHALET (formerly Powdermill Inn) • where we will enjoy a boneless chicken entree with the trimmings for the '6.00price payable at the door. Special segments of interest to 55 PLUS Members will be enjoyed after our lunch. 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