Paul Underwood Kellogg to Jane Addams, November 11, 1921


November 11, 1921.

Miss Jane Addams,
Hull House,
Chicago, Ill.

Dear Miss Addams:

Won't you give me a boost in the matter of editorial paragraphs for our next Graphic. We are starting out on a scheme which Arthur Gleason recommended on the basis of his Callier's experience -- make our big drives in our leading articles and have at least two pages of short editorial paragraphs which people will turn to for refreshment rather than to be reformed or preached at. As Arthur Gleason expresses it, -- these paragraphs ought to be the length of a remark, anything from a sentence long to a column; the sort of thing which a person should chip in sitting around an open fire, informal, penetrating, matching criticism with glints of joyousness and idealism. Some should be strong in the opportune elements, but we should not merely sit on the coat tails of the news; they should deal also with trends and tendencies and universal principles.

Now this is a mighty stiff assignment and I have got to have help and help from whom more than from our contributing editors -- from you. Won't you send me a couple of paragraphs.


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