Country Editor

Country Editor

Country Editor

Country Editor

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ON THE MORNING the war began Betty and I were hurrying to get to the Gazette office as close to half past seven as possible. It was publication day. The northeaster appeared to have blown itself out, the sun was coming through the clouds in the east, and the air began to be sweet and clear as it so often is in the fall.

Bill Roberts and the two boys were already at the office, the typesetting machines were going, and the forms were pretty well along. Bill had made up two or three pages the evening before. About eight o'clock Betty took what last minute news there was from Joe Allen, our outside man, and then began to write the last of the heads. I fixed up two or three short news stories and a personal item or two on the machine, and then helped Bill pick out the type for the first page.

All the urgent last minute matters were attended to, and Betty said, "Hadn't we better have something about the beginning of the war? . . ."

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