Evening public ledger. (Philadelphia [Pa.]) 1914-1942, June 17, 1919, Night Extra Financial, Image 12

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Frmzier Hunt
was born in Illinois, and educated
at the University of Illinois. He
has run a sugar cane plantation in
Mexico, a country paper in Illinois,
and every big news beat in New
York City. He created "Yaphank
Bennie" for the New York Sun, and
later had these stories published in
book form under the title "Blown
In by the Draft." He went overseas
for the Red Cross Maeazine, and
later became attached to the For
eign News Service of Thp Tribune.
He covered the operations of our
navy in European waters with un
usual success, and later went to
Russia. He was the first American
correspondent on the Archangel
front, where his story of conditions
resulted in our Government's de
cision to withdraw our men from
that front. He was the first Amer
ican correspondent to get a close
view of the New Russia. He en
tered Petrograd and Moscow, and
sent out the first authentic news of
the workings of soviet Russia that
the outside world had for more
than a year.
Returning from Russia to Paris, he
secured from legitimate but confi
dential sources an authentic copy
of the peace treaty, and brought it
on to The Tribune. On instruc
tions from the editors of The
Tribune, he rushed to Washington
and turned the treaty ouer to Sen
ator Borah for submission to the
senate. He then wired it to The
Tribune and 18,000 words were run
In The Tribune Monday, June 9.
Later the same day it was printed
by the senate as a public document.
TJie Chicago tribune
llIfHILE the United States Senate was vainly striving to induce President Wil
" " son to permit it to see a copy of the Peace Treaty, Frazier Hunt, war cor
respondent of The Chicago Tribune, secured a copyan, Paris and brought it to
Chicago for publication in The Tribune. The first Tcopjsrof the Peace Treaty seen
by the Senate of the United States was that presented it by The Chicago Trib
uhe and read into its record on June 9, 1919. - v:
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This sensational scoop, one of the greatest (if not the greatest)" of all history, is in
line with Chicago Tribunetraditions and with recent achievements of The Chi
cago Tribune Foreign News Service under the direction of Floyd Gibbons. Note
the following Tribune "beats" :
This event is but another in the
long string of exclusive Tribune
scoops that have made history. In
1917 Floyd Gibbons was bound for
overseas, a passenger on the steam
er Laconia, when that ship was
torpedoed by a German submarine.
Gibbons was picked up after hours
in an icy sea, and upon gaining the
coast of Ireland wrote his first
hand experience of the atrocity.
His story shocked the nation and
did much to bring our relations
with Germany to a crisis.
In another attempt to get first
hand news Gibbons went over the
top with the American doughboys
at Chateau Thierry and received
three wounds. He was later award
ed the War Cross by Gen. Foch,
and subsequently cited by Pershing.
' Another outstanding scoop in The
Tribune series-was the publication
of Charles White's confession that
he had been paid to vote for Wm.
Lorimer of United States senate.
This was an exclusive Tribune
story, and eventually led to Lori
mer s dismissal from the senate.
On May 7, IS'!, The Tribune gv to th
world th mot en.tloml story ol the
Spenlih-Amerlcan wer. Edwird W.
Harden, member of The Tribune Uff,
bed been In Honrkonr In April ol tlut
veer, end cone with Dewey to Manila.
After tbe battle on May Out. aa tbe
doughty admiral had cut the cablet from
Manila, In order that department red
tape might not Interfere with 111 opera
tion, Harden was helpless to send hit
story. So he turned back to Honikong,
and by paying extra rates was able to
bave It cabled. It reached TheoTrlbune
about 1 o'clock on the morning of May
seventh, and made the late edition. The
story was phoned to Washington and
was the first news that even the govern
ment had of the battle.
The Stensland case was another famous
Tribune' scoop, when James Kceley and
Harry Olson trailed Stensland through
Prance, Spain, and Morocco. They found
hla at Tanxler.
One of the earliest scoops was In the
civil war, In ths spring of ', when
Ueorge r. upton wroio me capture 01
Island Number Ten, one el the most lav
First American correspondent' into Berlin
after the armistice trip being made by aero
plane from the western front.
First American correspondent into Vienna
and Budapest after the armistice.
First American correspondent on the Arch
angel front his revelations bringing about
the recall of the American forces from Russia.
First . American correspondent into Soviet
Russia only authentic first-hand news of'
conditions in Petrograd and Moscow received
by the outside world for more than a year.
So many scoo'ps on the Peace Conference
that British newspaper men have filed a for
mal protest with their government against the
alleged favoritism shown The Chicago Trib
une. London has been learning vital facts
about the Peace Conference by reading quota
tions from The Chicago Tribune.
Only newspaper of any Allied nation to estab
lish a daily newspaper in France for the bene."
fit of its expeditionary forces.
The Chicago Tribune Foreign News Service is the most remarkable enterprise of its kind in
the history of journalism. JNfo newspaper ever sent to Europe such a body of high caliber writ
ers as those on the staff of The Chicago Tribune. No wonder every person of any consequence
within three hundred miles of Chicago considers The Tribune an absolute necessity seven days
every week. No wonder every reader reads The Tribune thoroughly. No wonder even Henry,
Ford's advertising department considers The Chicago Tribune the greatest and most indispens--able
advertising medium.
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