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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.

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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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