Tuesday, October 2, 2012

SCHOOL COMMITTEE REBUFFS PARENTS / ROOSEVELT SLAMMED

Austin Cristy's Telegram was the National Inquirer of the turn of the twentieth century. His goal was to pack us much mayhem and scandal on a front page as was possible without making it the size of a circus poster. Hard right, hard drinking and a loner who seemed to want to bring down everyone and everything that wasn't on his personal "like" list. And there wasn't much (weren't many) on that list. He published the Telegram from 1886 to 1919 and shot himself in 1926. His own life was a story worthy of his newspaper. http://select.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=9505E1D6163DEE3ABC4850DFB767838D639EDE&n=Top%2fClassifieds%2fReal%20Estate%2fColumns%2fLiving%20In