the end of 1928, however, the paper had become the property of L. Fern Pugh alone. Except for a brief period in 1928, she owned and edited the paper until 1930. Meanwhile, William G. Pugh had moved to Rosebud, South Dakota, where in the fall of 1930 he established The Shannon County News. In 1931, Fern Pugh Noll became editor of the Bennett County News, established at Martin in 1929, and published by the Messenger Publishing Company.
The Martin Messenger was published until 1952.
Bibliography: N. W. Ayer & Son's American Newspaper Annual & Directory ( Philadelphia: N. W. Ayer & Son, 1918- 1927)
Index Sources: None
Location Sources: Gregory
Title and Title Changes: The Martin Messenger ( 1911- 1952)
Volume and Issue Data: The Martin Messenger (Vol. 1, No. 1, February 25, 1911-Vol. ? No. ? July, 1952)
Publisher and Place of Publication: William Healey ( 1914); Healey and William G. Pugh ( 1914- 1915); Pugh and Pugh ( 1917- 1920), The Messenger Publishing Company ( 1922- 1927), Francis H. Case ( 1927), The Messenger Publishing Company ( 1927- 1928), Marshall Robertson ( 1928), The Messenger Publishing Company ( 1928- 1930), Martin, South Dakota
Editor: William Healey ( 1914); Healey and William G. Pugh ( 1914- 1915); William G. Pugh and L. Fern Pugh ( 1917- 1927); L. Fern Pugh ( 1927); William G. Pugh and L. Fern Pugh ( 1927); L. Fern Pugh ( 1928); P. O. Livermont ( 1928); L. Fern Pugh ( 1929- 1930)
THE MENTAL ELEVATOR. See NE JAGUX + ́NIGGEŚGWATHAH. THE MENTAL ELEVATOR
The Mesquakie Booster was established in May, 1913, by Orville J. Green, a native of Wisconsin and superintendent of the Sac and Fox Agency at Toledo, Iowa. The tone and content of the four-page, three-column monthly newspaper were reflected in Green's statement in the first issue:
Don't be a rooster. Get off the perch. This little paper starts out with high hopes that it may be able to boost the man into better cornfields; the women