The Power of the Press

1
"Say, Brisbane, the whole
 world's waiting for that
     weather report."

2
"Two days before election
 and this paper's about as
 lively as the Undertakers'
         Gazette!"

3
"No wonder your paper's
 dull - - you keep a good
 man like me on weather
 reports and death notices!"

4
"There's a classic for you -
 change a word, and you
        ruin it!"

5
"I'll say this much for your
    stuff - it's rotten!"

5
"Boss, speaking man to 
 man, I don't think you
 appreciate my full value."

6
"Johnson - Forbes -
 where's everybody?"

7
"Here's the chance you've
 been squawking for!
 District Attorney Nye's
    been murdered!"

8
"Examine the body - -
 pump the servants - find
 who the police suspect -
       and hurry!"

9
"Where to?"

10
"What did you say that
     address was?"

11
"Don't delay me - I'm a
       reporter!"

12
"Honest I'm a reporter!"

13
"Tell them who I am."

14
"Even if I knew, I wouldn't
            tell."

15
"Follow that girl! I'm a
    Times reporter!"

16
"Not me! That's Jane 
 Atwill, daughter of the
  candidate for mayor!"

17
"Gee - she just ran out of
 the district attorney's 
         house!"

18
"The district attorney's
 been sweet on her...
 Maybe she got peeved
  and bumped him off."

19
"Don't tell the other
 reporters....I want the
   scoop for myself."

20
"STOP THE PRESS!"

21
"I won't give you the story
 unless you print my name
           on it."

22
"She must have killed him - 
   I saw her run away."

23
"If I could only be sure you
      didn't dream this!"

24
"I've discovered that Jane
 Atwill called on Nye
 tonight - - I'm following
         it up."

25
"Too late - the cub landed
 the story, right under your
            nose!"

26
"Hammer out that story -
        quick!"

27
"Hold the press for a new 
       front page!"

28
"I was going to vote for
 Atwill - but this settles it."

29
"Why did you kill him?"

30
"I've told you over and
          over -"

31
"Mr. Nye asked me to drop
 in at his home after the
         theatre..."

32
"I sent for you tonight
 because there's something
   I want to give you."

33
"There's John Atwill!"

34
"This'll kill your chances of
 getting elected, won't it?"

35
"Election be hanged - I'm
 here to get my daughter!"

36
"My opponent has my
 deepest sympathy, in
  his hour of trouble."

37
"That's tough on old Atwill."

38
"Yeah - I can see the tears
 running right down the
   back of your neck!"

39
"Pretty smart, eh - - the
 way I planted this story
 with that dumb reporter?"

40
"Now if we can only keep
 Marie quiet until after the
  election - I'm a cinch!"

41
"It's your li'l Marie."

42
"Daddy, I've been cooped
 up so long in this dump
  I'm talking to myself."

43
"Be patient...Right after
 election, I'm moving you
   to a swell apartment."

44
"I see you slipped the
     works to Nye."

45
"Shut up? That's all I've
 been for a month, and I'm
       sick of it!"

46
"Go out and put the muffler
      on that dame!"

47
"- - and put a man on to
 watch her - - day and
        night!"

48
"Just a cub's dumb luck -
 stumbling on the scoop of
        the year!"

49
"I wonder what big story
   I'll write today."

50
"May I see you alone,
       please?"

51
"If I were a man, I'd punch
        your nose."

52
"You've ruined my reputa-
 tion - - and killed my
 father's chances of 
      election!"

53
"We newspaper men must 
 print the news, no matter
     who it hurts!"

54
"- - and just to create a
 sensation, to sell your
 filthy paper, you disgrace
   an innocent family!"

55
"Please don't cry."

56
"I'm sorry little girl - - I'll
 have that story retracted
 in big type on the front
           page."

57
"They do whatever I say
 around here - - the
   editor's my pal."

58
"I promised Miss Atwill we'd
 retract that whole story
     in today's paper."

59
"We've ruined her
   reputation!"

60
"News is news - no matter
      who it hurts."

61
"But I tell you she's
 innocent - - I saw her
         cry!"

62
"If you don't retract the
   story, I'll resign!"

63
"You can't resign - you're
          fired!"

64
"Say, Crime Wave - - why
   didn't Blake come?"

65
"Busy."

66
"Listen - go back and tell
 that woud-be mayor that
    I'm checking out!"

67
"Why the big parade?"

68
"You blab too much."

69
"What if I refuse to be his 
    Prisoner of Zenda?"

70
"After what happened to
 the district attorney, I 
      believe you!"

71
"- I - I only wanted to
 thank you for that 
        scoop."

72
"I have a hunch that
 Blake's crowd had
 something to do with
     the murder."

73
"One story connecting
 Blake with it, would save
 the election for your 
        father."

74
"There's one thing I didn't
     tell the police."

75
"In there - information -
  will elect your father."

76
"Just a lot of photographs
 - - they're meaningless 
          to us."

77
"Say, pal, got 'nother great
           scoop!"

78
"I break candidates....
 Broke one - - goin' to
    break 'nother!"

79
"Distrik 'torney gave this
    to Atwill girl...."

80
"I copped it...Don' know
 what's all 'bout, but
      editor will."

81
"Meet Happy Al - - the
 world's greatest bootlegger"

82
"Let's check them with the
    duplicates I made."

83
"That's the one he took."

84
"I've got a wild idea how
    we can locate her."

85
"Can you sing a cabaret
        number?"

86
"Happy Al speaking - is the
       boss there?"

87
"Marie phoned for a case,
 but I've lost her address."

88
"Two-twenty-eight Syca-
 more Road - and keep
   it to yourself."

89
"This is a man's job... You
 go to the Times office and
       wait for me."

90
"Clem - be careful -"

91
"My election tomorrow is a
 cinch - and there'll be fat
    jobs for everybody."

92
"I thought you were taking
   a case out to Marie."

93
"Maybe that reporter
  wasn't so drunk!"

94
"Drive like blazes to 
      Marie's!"

95
"I don't know what your
 game is - - but you're
 welcome, even if you're a
        burglar."

96
"A reporter? Oh boy, how
   I love reporters!"

97
"Well, what's new in the 
     outside world?"

98
"Why did you kill the
  district attorney?"

99
"Blake and Van say 
     you did."

100
"The double-crossing
 skunks! It was Van
      himself!"

101
"Will you put that in a 
   signed statement?"

102
"- - and they planned
 that murder in this very
         room!"

103
"That's a great story."

104
"Too bad it'll never be 
        printed."

105
"But I wouldn't cheat the
 papers - let's give them a
     better story...."

106
"Write this - -"

107
"- - 'Fate forces Marie
 and me to part - - so we
 have decided to end it all,
        together'."

108
"Now sign it."

109
"You'll look so romantic,
 when the coroner finds
 you - - in each other's
         arms!"

110
"Do you realize they'll find
 your finger prints on the 
           gun?"

111
"Follow him - wreck him -
  anything to stop him!"

112
"Get two cars - head him 
 off before he hits town!"

113
"STOP THE PRESS!"

114
"Here's the man that killed 
  the district attorney!"

115
"Who had the nerve to give 
   them this statement?"

116
"You wouldn't deny it, and
 get me fired again, would
          you?"


The End


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