Who Sent Out That Tip?
Just who is responsible for a “tip” to the metropolitan papers that a possible murder had been committed is a matter of conjecture. There were nineteen out-of-town reporters in this city on Saturday afternoon, it was reported by officials. All of these were from recent scenes of sensation and crime, equipped with cameras and prepared for a continued stay in investigating the Humbolt township tragedy to a finish. This city was their headquarters. Officials and citizens alike, town and country were the targets for questions and pictures, and details of which these people little dreamed were keenly illustrated in the work of the “newshounds.” Though the object of their search was not to be attained in the environs of this city on this occasion there was afforded a good closeup of metropolitan writers in action. A good idea was formed by many as to how sensational stories are written and the notes for them secured, a number of these questioned said today.
One of the city newswriters even went so far as to say that “he hoped this would hold on for another two or three days,” evidently intending to convey the impression that the assignments accorded them by their papers had proven a real “holiday.”
Mattoon Daily Journal-Gazette; 5 Aug 1925
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Thank you so much for the detailed account on Cora. I came across an AP article about her in an August 4, 1925 Bluefield, West Virginia newspaper online today. An internet search for more about her story brought me to your fascinating website. I have spent an enjoyable evening catching up on your archived posts and vintage ads. I look forward to your future investigations!
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I am just tickled to hear that someone else ran into Cora and her story, and ended up here. And thanks for all the nice words! I’m so glad you’ve enjoyed what I’ve written so far. There will be a new one tomorrow, June 23. 🙂