How We Advertised America [George Creel] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. This Is A New Release Of The Original Edition. How we advertised America; the first telling of the amazing story of the Committee on the gospel of Americanism to every corner of the globe, by George Creel. From George Creel, How We Advertised America (Macmillan, ), pp. [ Journalist George Creel, who oversaw the Committee on Public Information during.

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The partizan press leaped forward instantly in eager acceptance of the truth of the anonymous cable, and even friendly papers, unwilling to lose a “good story,” joined in the hue and cry.

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The “subs” got busy and shot at five other boats. It was about eleven o’clock and dark, but there was some phosphorus in the water and it was easy to see the bubbles from the torpedoes.

Daniels gave me his ideas as to ccreel subject-matter, naval experts checking from the Gleaves cable, and the statement was written then and there. Paragraph 13 deals exclusively with a recommendation as to the best methods to be employed in the future for the purpose of saving life. Photographs conveying the information speci- fied above should not be published.

There advertiser no way in which effective reply could be made. His resolution not only called for an investigation of the “Fourth of July fake,” but for an inquiry into every act and activity of the Committee.

My en- emies amrica the House and Senate rallied with a cry of joy, and the dictionary was brought into play to prove that I had accused Congressmen of being “poor, dirty, degraded, and often adverhised. Pou, chairman of the House Rules Committee: No more thrilling Fourth-of-July celebration could have been arranged than this glad news that lifts the shadow of dread from the heart of America.

The Germans signed the armistice and began to go pell-mell toward the Rhine; they turned over a certain number of ships and railroad- cars and big guns, etc.

How we advertised America; the first telling of the amazing story of the Committee on public information that carried the gospel of Americanism to every corner of the globe, by George Creel. Janet Yoe marked it as to-read Jan 17, Deeds was continually accused of secret corruptions, etc. The Secretary of the Navy was besieged by geoge demanding the original cable from Ad- miral Gleaves, and when he refused for the very davertised rea- sons that had prevented publication in the beginning, a great shout arose that the whole occurrence had been geoge more than a “Fourth of July hoax.


A proof of the statement georrge sent to every member of the press creeel, and after sufficient time for proper study a meeting was called at which Mr. That he sent to the London office of the Associated Press a wire intended for the private information of his superiors in that office and not intended for publication, and that since advrtised wire was “private” he did not consider it necessary to submit it to censorship by either the Advertisrd authorities ametica myself, and accordingly did not submit it.

Turning away from the United States to the world be- yond our borders, a triple task confronted us. A Senate committee, however, continued to attack us because we had not attached to the pictures some such legend as this: All that was fine georgf ardent in the civilian population came at our call until more than one hundred and fifty thousand men and women were devoting highly specialized abilities to the work of the Committee, as faithful and devoted in their service as though they wore the khaki.

We see workshops and factories in America transferred from civil- ian occupations and learning new and difficult arts, ac- customing their tools to the manufacture of war supplies, and we see American labor learning new skills, new mechan- ical inventions brought adverttised quantity production among us.

Open Preview See a Problem? What we had to have was no mere surface unity, but a passionate belief in the justice of America’s cause that should weld the people of the United States into one white-hot mass instinct with fraternity, devotion, courage, and deathless determination.

It was a democratic movement which made this great result possible, and in that mobilization of ideas the Com- mittee on Public Information played a part of great dis- tinction and value, and when I speak of the Committee on Public Information, of course, I speak largely of Mr. Now we are all facing the future rather than the past.

Never at any time did this Committee ask suppression of the name of the monitor Amphitrite that rammed the steamer Manchuria. Reading-rooms were opened in foreign countries and furnished with American books, periodicals, and news- papers. Information calculated to disclose the location of the permanent base or bases abroad. Always did we try teorge find out what the Germans were doing and then we did not do it.

No ship was hit, not an American life was lost, and while the navy gunners report the sinking of one submarine only, there is reason to believe that others were destroyed in the first night attack. One division paid particular attention to the rural press and the plate-matter service. It w T as in this recognition of Public Opinion as amercia major force gsorge the Great War differed most essentially from all previous conflicts.


Will any American deny that these requests proceeded properly and inevitably from the necessities of war, and that each one had its base in common sense? We fought prejudice, indifference, and disaffection at home and we fought ignorance and falsehood abroad.

How we advertised America

Their enforcement is a matter for the press itself. And cdeel one country, in one year, many of the warring nations spent more money than the total expenditure of the Committee on Public Information during the eighteen months of its existence in its varied activities that reached to every community in America and to every corner of the civilized world.

When I first saw it, it looked like one very wide wake and similar to the wake of a ship, but after crossing the bow and when in line with it there appeared two distinct and separate wakes, with a streak of blue water between. Z, United States Army, was on the starboard wing of the bridge of the D at the time and states: It gathered together the leading novelists, essayists, and publicists of the land, and these men and women, without payment, worked faithfully in the production of brilliant, comprehensive articles that went to the press as syndicate features.

Read more Read less. Terry rated it it was aemrica May 14, Alexandru marked it as to-read May 21, Georbe atmosphere created by common knowledge that news is being suppressed is an ideal ” culture ” for the propaganda of the bacteria of enemy rumors.

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Deeds, the officer in virtual charge of air- craft production at the time. Matthew Trevithick marked it as to-read Mar 18, As a matter of course, we did not take advantage of our position.

Jordan Blake marked it as to-read Jan 10, Daniels gained the impression that a representative of the Associated Press would call upon him with the despatch before its release. Our first intimation was a telephone-call from the United Press, stating the action of the Associated Press, and informing us that the United Press felt itself released from its word, and was sending the news out over its own wires.

Paperbackpages. As a matter of opinion, it appears to me that, so far as the publication of his despatch is concerned, Mr.

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