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About Will Maupin's weekly. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1911-1912 | View Entire Issue (Oct. 25, 1912)
Will Maupin's Weekly
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Born ia March, 1903.
Suspended October 25, 1912.
Anyway we did our damnedest !
But the fabled Phoenix hasn't got a thing on us. If you'll
stick around about a month you 11 see us blossoming forth in a
new guise and under a new name, and better equipped than ever to
herald forth the wonders of Nebraska.
If we have Wen of service to any one, we rejoice. If we have
injured anyone, we regret it. The first we have always tried to be;
.the second we have tried to avoid. We didn't make any big
promises to start with, therefore we can. point to a record of un
broken promises. We do not regret a single month of all those ten
years, but we would prefer not to go through with them again, full
as they were of joys. We are satisfied to pass this way but once,
anxious only that in passing we may be able to perform some serv
ice, leave behind some evidence of good work done, remembered by
friends and forgiven by, as we have forgiven, any enemies we may
have. We did not start out by declaring that we were "here to
stay. We knew better. This is a transient life. But we do
promise to come again, better than ever, unless Providence inter
venes. And that will be about alL
GOODBT AND GOOD MORNING.
With this issue Will Manpin s Weekly suspends publication to
make way for a monthly magazine to be known as "Midwest A
Magazine of Nebraska. While Will Maupin's Weekly dies but to
live again in "another and far better form, there is experienced a
feeling of regret in seeing the weekly issue disappear. For almost
ten years this humble little newspaper has been making its regular
weekly appearance, for more than seven years as "The Wage
worker, and for almost two years under its present name.
'-The Wageworker" was estaMished in March, 1903, while the
writer was a member of the editorial staff of '"The Commoner. It
was started for the purpose of assisting organized labor to get its
plea, before the people, and to be of whatever help it could to the
men who work for wages. It was through the efforts of "The Wage
worker'' that the Labor Temple proposition took form, and the pres
ent handsome edifice owned and controlled by the organized workers
of this community is due in large measure to the constant pushing
of that labor newspaper. If "Th-? Wageworker" contributed noth
ing else to the good of Lincoln and the cause of this city's organized
workers than to be responsible in a large measure for the Labor
Temple, it vindicated its establishment. The reasons that led to the
final suspension of "The Wageworker" to make room for "Will
Maupin's Weekly were purely personal and had nothing whatever
to do with the local situation. Nor was that move based upon any
lack of support from loyal unionists or the merchants who realize
that a well-oiganized, well-paid and well-satisfied community of work
ers is the, best kind of a trade-bukling constituency. Frankly, the
imposing motive for the change was a desire to get into a different
"field, a field that was not. entirely Toeal and which seemingly had
none to occupy it.- There was much to repay the editor in the work
of publishing "The Wageworker.' As we look back through its
files we can see where it made some mistakes; where it may have
"worked an injustice to some, and failed to render justice to others.
But one may search its files in vain to find where it ever advocated
anything else than arbitration, conciliation, co-operation and fair
play. It tried to make plain just what organized labor stands for,
and to correct wrong impressions formed by the general public from
having the lurid statements of a none too friendly daily press. The
longer we hunt through those old files the better satisfied we are
with the policy "The Wageworker always pursued. -
"Will Maupin's Weekly was intended to advertise the re
sources and possibilities of Nebraska. Uow well it served that pur
pose is known to its readers. That it did arouse a widespread senti
ment in favor of a systematic program of state advertising is well
known. That it did arouse a deeper interest in the study of Ne
braska is evident to every man who reads the newspapers of Ne
braska. That such a publication was welcomed is evidenced by the
support that came to it from the men who are striving to do things
worth while. But the weekly newspaper field is pretty well crowded,
and this fact, together with other facts, impels me to aoandon it and
strive to occupy a field that to date is not oeexipied in Nebraska
'he monthly magazine field.
And now a few words as to "Midwest." This magazine will
not undertake to compete with the great literary magazines of the
country. It will notbe a literary magazine al all, but a magazine
devoted to telling the world about Nebraska. Its literary features
will be well worth while, but they, too, will be built up around the
central idea of making Nebraska's wonderful history and magnificent
present and boundless future familiar to the people who are looking
for homes and for new fields of investment. It will not be a freak
magazine in either size or make-up. It will be a magazine of stand
ard size, as well illustrated as we can possibly make it, and to it I
expect to devote my best energies. I am assured of the assistance
of a corps of Nebraska writers who, like myself, are interested in
making Nebraska known to all the world for what she really is.
Other monthly magazines have been established in Nebraska, but
not one survives. This may strike the casual observer as being a
mighty good reason for avoiding that field. To me it appears the
contrary. I have been privileged to witness the birth and death of
something like a dozen monthly magazines in Nebraska. Some of
them deserved to live, but most of them had no reason for existence.
I remember one that was started for the purpose of giving its editor
a, chance to print poems and stories that he had failed to sell, but
which he felt certain the reading world was clamoring for. It lasted
through three issues. Most of them were started with a view to
competing wnn we literary magazines or we east; some were
modeled after freakish magazines that have too often proved suc
cessful, and still others were unlike anything on earth. Besides,
all of them were started before Nebraska and the central west was
" ready for a magazine of their own. I believe that with the aroused
ANY STORE can sell clothes to men who don't know. This
is a store for men who do know, for men filling respon
sible positions, who are giving high grade service and
demand that high grade service be given them.
Of course the clothes-careless man receives full advantage
of our superior service; but it is the particular man that we like
to meet and serve. It is the men who know, exacting in every
detail, demanding perfection in style and faultless tailoring,
that stimulate us to increased effort and constantly bettered
store service. It is you quality men whom we want to come
and investigate these
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sentiment in favor of publicity for the state and for a more thorough
knowledge of Nebraska ou the part of Nebraskans, the time is .now
ripe for the founding of just such a magazine as I intend "Midwest"
to be. Anyhow, like the baby in the soap advertisement, "111 not
be happy till I try it."
And so "Midwest will make its initial appearance in Decem
ber of this year unless something unforseen occurs to prevent it. I
iu not going to make any glittering promises, contenting myself
with the simple promise to make it the very best magazine I know
how to make. Whatever else it may lack, it will not lack the Ne
Sraska spirit of push and enterprise. It may not measure up to all
its possibilities, and it will not be able to do full justice to Nebraska,
but it will measure up as well as we can make it, and if it falls far
short of doing Nebraska justice it will be because nothing can do
Nebraska full justice and not because the editor is not trying
I ask for the co-operation of all loyal Nebraskans who believe
with me that our state is good enough to be advertised to all men
everywhere. I want the support of the men and women, who are
contributing to the devlopmnet of Nebraska's business and the
betterment of all social and industrial conditions. If you are not
favorably impressed with the first issue of "Midwest," don't knock
wait. "It doth not yet appear what we shall be."
"Midwest's" subscription price will be $1.50 a year, in advance.
Price 15 cents per copy at all newstands. But if you want to
help push and at the same time make a saving, IU accept yearly
subscriptions at the rate of $1 between now and December 13, 1912.
1 have postponed writing this paragraph until the last. It eon
tains the last words I shall ever write for "Will Maupin's Weekly."
Therefore I seize the opportunity to thank the loyal friends who
have stood by me in my efforts to advertise our state. I especially
thank the business men of Omaha and Lincoln for the generous
patronage they have given me. They arc deserving of the best there
is the hearty support of a people who believe or ought to believe
in patronizing home industries. And so "Will Maupin's Weekly"
bids you goodby! W. M. M.
To those who have liked Will Maupin's Weekly we extend our
;fianks. To those who haven't liked it because it wouldn't grouch
when they grouched and knock when they knocked it extends its
sympathies, and they can go straight to Halifax.
It is announced that Roosevelt will "attack Bryan" just as
soon as the Oyster Bay statesman gets a little more rest. And if
Bryan ever finds out that he has been "attacked" by Roosevelt he
will doubtless crawl right into a hole.
The ballot to be used by Nebraska voters on November 5 will
be more than six feet long. The next time the legislature revises
the ballot law it should call in a half-dozen printers and get a few
is high time to act.
delay your furnace work. We
want you to call on as to
install or put your furnace in order for the winter. We
have the best- furnace on the market and out work is
of a high order
LOCAN & RANNECKE
137 Ho. 12th St. Ante Tbamt ESI71
At any rate, this newspaper and its editor have done their own
boosting for Nebraska, and have not undertaken to build up a repu
tation for boosting upon the efforts and investigations of others.
ON YOUR PRINTING
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After all, Will Maupin's Weekly dies as it has lived, full of good
cheer and hoping for the best.
We never did care much for straw votes. We have a better use
for our straws.
Of making of decisions in ballot eases there is no end.
After life's fitful fever it sleeps Veil.
Will Maupin's Weekly.
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