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TUPPER: Two letters that changed us

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Eighty years ago today, as legend has it, the man who was the owner, publisher and editor of The Evening Republican called some employees into the newspaper's composing room.


He greeted them with hacksaw in hand.

That man was William Roy "W.R." Ronald. He was a demanding taskmaster, and the sight of him holding a hacksaw was probably the cause of some fear.

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