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The Press: Hot Competition?

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Publisher Roy Howard of the New York World-Telegram was delighted last week by a rowdy little cartoon turned out by his staff artist. Matt Greene. It seemed that the night before in a Third Avenue saloon one John Jones had taken on several other customers, wound up on the floor. Somehow a Miss Lucille Iorio had landed on the floor too, and Mr. Jones proceeded to bite her calf. The bartender then went into action and by the time the police arrived to take Mr. Jones to a psychiatric ward, order prevailed. Having no photograph of the man biting the girl, the Telegram set Artist Greene to drawing the scene. Publisher Howard likes such cartoons and what he likes, millions like. Result may be to bring artists back to the role of journalist which they once played so brilliantly and to give the new race of news-photographers some hot competition.

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