CUB: My sister had her picture in your paper once when she got engaged.
CUB: I was at the Detroit News once and THEIR press is a lot bigger than YOURS.
EDITOR: That's a keen observation young fellow. They happen to print a half million papers every day but we only need a press to print only 7,000 a week. But did you know that for the past six months the circulation of The Clarion is more than that of the Free Press and Detroit News combined?
CUBS: No response.
EDITOR: That is supposed to be a little joke, you know, because there haven't been any newspapers printed in Detroit in six months because of the strike.
CUB: Not a very funny joke.
EDITOR: I guess you're right. Now sitting here is a huge roll of what we call newspriint. It's what we load into the press to print the newspaper on. Most of our newsprint comes from Canada and one roll weights 1,200 pounds. Any questions?
CUB: Yeah. Why do you have girls runniing those Linotype machines. If I owned a newspaper I wouldn't want any girls around.
EDITOR: Women make very good machine operators, sometimes better than men. In fact, women could do any of these jobs well.
NUMEROUS CUBS: Aaach. We hate girls.
Cub: What would happen if I fell into that barrel of ink there?
EDITOR: I would take your picture and run it right on the front page. You want to try?
CUB: Why are those men standing over there drinking coffee instead of working?
EDITOR: Next question... If there are no more, this will end our tour. Thank you for coming. The door is right over there.
DEN MOTHER: Everyone say, "thank you" to the editor.
ALL CUBs: Thank you Mister Editor.
ANOTHER CUB: (to the editor as they go out the door.) Happy 70th birthday, Mr Editor. You don't look like 70.