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Author Name:    MURPHY, J. Elmer

Title:   A Newspaperman Remembers: Tales of thirty-eight years of newspaper work and other reminiscences. First Edition

Publisher:    1980, 1980

Seller ID:   58502

MURPHY, J. Elmer. A Newspaperman Remembers : Tales of thirty-eight years of newspaper work and other reminiscences. by J. Elmer Murphy, Retired publisher of The Journal-Pioneer. Summerside, PEI : "Printed by Williams & Crue", [ca. 1980?]. First Edition. Pp. (6),1-126,(2). Illustrated with 13 b&w photos in the text. 8vo, tan photo-illustrated cardcovers, black lettering to front & spine.

J. Elmer Murphy (b. January 27, 1914 - d. February 11, 2000) publisher of The Journal-Pioneer, the Summerside newspaper.

Arranged in three sections:

Reporters have All the Fun.
An Explanation
Describing a Speakeasy
Council Takes Dramatic Action
The Conspiracy Trials [on liquor trade]
The Letter Shook the Court
Unusual Railway Accident [April 4, 1945]
Wartime Reporting
Odd Way to Get Political Labels
Variety of Incidents
Salesman Causes Splash Cops vs. Bootleggers
Hospital and Ferry - Unrelated Stories
Dead Horse Cause of Trouble
Conflict of Interest
Getting along with the RCMP
Two Mounties Arrested
....And Other Things
Seventy Years Together [on Mr and Mrs Richard Gardiner of Central Lot 16]
Toronto Attacked - No Harm Done [in Lancaster bomber]
He Spoke as He Believed [on Premier J. Walter Jones]
The Grandest Ceremony of All [gradation of NATO students at Summerside]
New Challenge Accepted
Charged with Contempt of Court
Was It Perjury?
Touring Maritime Command
The Chairman was a Man of Action [of the Potato Marketing Board]
Everything Was Ice-Covered [January 1956]
Publishing without Power
The Chief as Seen over the Years [on John Diefenbaker]
Spontaneous Celebration
The Springhill Mine Disaster [pp.75-76]
The House Blew Up [Robert Holman's house on Maple Avenue, September 9, 1957]
West Prince on Fire [1960]
Chronology of Fire
Sidelights of Murder Hunt [Abrams Village, 1960]
Unrelated Tales
The Day Kennedy Died
End of the Prohibition Act
Protecting the Queen [1964]
What Could Go Wrong, Did My Last Big Story [a murder in January 1978].

The Early Days
Summerside in the 20s
Farm Days in Kinkora
Emerald - Where the Trains Met
Hope River in the Hills
Baeginnig of Change at S.D.U. [Saint Dunstan's University]
The Boat Train
On the Road [as a commercial traveller in 1936 and 1937]
Holman's Parcels
Short but Dangerous Bank Career

And So It Ends.

Some slight creasing to the covers, else very good. 30.00

Price = 30.00 CDN
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