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Filler from 1934

Old-time newspaper editors often went to great length to ensure that there was no blank space left in any newspaper column, but few went further than whoever edited the front page of the May 21 1934 edition of the Toronto Daily Star. Here’s two bits of filler used to tidy up the bottom of neighbouring page columns.

The first one was marginally interesting:

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The second one, in the column to the left, is really grasping at straws.

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One short sentence, and it contained a typo! Oh well – I guess 39 pickerel is a pretty good haul.

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