Promoted to Contest Editor
IN the days of which I am now writing, Horace Greeley and Ben Hecht were joint editors of The Rabies. They edited all the news that came in about different joints around town. They received only a small salary, but were given a share of the paper's profits; therefore it was to their interest that the circulation and, consequently, the advertising be built up. One evening Mr. Greely called me into his private bath.★
As I entered he said, "Young man, go wash," and pointed to the bowl.†
When I had dried the both of us, Mr. Greeley said:____________________
Author's note: Some of the misquotations have been laughable.