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Title UPA A Century Later
Subject Newspapers; Newspaper publishing; Journalism
Creator Utah Press Association
Publisher Utah Press Association
Contributors Cornwell, J. M.
Date 1996
Type Text
Format image/jpeg
Identifier PN4844.U8 U8 1996
Source Original Book: UPN A Century Later
Language eng
Rights Management Digital image copyright 2005, University of Utah. All rights reserved.
Holding Institution University of Utah
Source Physical Dimensions 14 cm x 21.5 cm
Metadata Cataloger Kelly Taylor
ARK ark:/87278/s6319w0z
Setname uu_upa
Date Created 2005-05-10
Date Modified 2005-05-10
ID 416710
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6319w0z

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Description THE OFFSET REVOLUTION "Yes, it is." The next question is extremely important. It always flusters them no end. "Isn't that a Communist front organization?" Silence at the other end of the line. Then a gasp. "What did you say?" "I understand that the XYZ Company is a Communist front organization. Didn't I read that the FBI was investigating you?" "Oh, no," he stutters. "The XYZ Company is a completely legitimate company." "That's what all the Communist front companies say," I tell him. "Well you can check us out if you want." "What's the address of your Better Business Bureau?" I ask. "Also I'll have to get a release from your local John Birch Society before I'll know you're legitimate." I can tell by the tone of his voice that he's tiring of the whole affair. "By the way," I ask, "where did you get my name?" "That doesn't matter," he answers. "Well maybe it doesn't to you, but it does to me. I'm concerned about how my name gets on the mailing list of so many Communist front organizations. What if the FBI is listening in on this phone call and comes after me for talking to you?" At this point I sense he's about to cut the conversation short. Not wanting that to happen until I've cost him all the long distance time possible, I ask, "What did you say you were selling?" "I've forgotten," he says. "Oh yes, we have a special for this week only." Now here's how you terminate. You don't hang up. What you do is just say, "Yes?" eagerly. Then when he gets going good, you put the phone down on the desk and walk away to go about your regular work. After a couple minutes, you come back. If he's still talking, just put the phone down again. If he's hung up and the phone is buzzing, just put it back on the hook. Sometimes I wish I could see the other end of the line. I'd 237
Format image/jpeg
Identifier 245-UPA_Page237.jpg
Source Original Book: UPA A Century Later
Setname uu_upa
Date Created 2005-05-10
Date Modified 2005-05-10
ID 416248
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6319w0z/416248