The Listener, 8th June 1939

8 junf. 1939 THE LISTENER 1187 BARNEYS TOBACCO W Barneys Ideal Cigarettes arc a liisli-class Virginia in the Barneys tradition. The smoker of keen appreciation f will lind them to be very good. 10 for 6!d .20 for 1 /ld .(246) Made by John Sinclair Ltd. Newcastle-on-Tyne I R THE UNCONSCIOUS JOURNALIST By EDWARD ANTON SOME time Iago happened to he travelling in a compartment the only other occupant of which was a man who showed a disposition to talk. I wanted to read my newspaper hut politeness caused tome lay it down and listen and presently T became glad that 1 had listened for his talk was most interesting. He had travelled a good deal and had not only observed much but was able to narrate it in a most attractive manner. “Do you ever write your experiences?” 1 ventured to ask. “No f am on holiday I am not a writer.” lie seemed to he surprised that I should think that what he had been telling me was worth putting into print yet the man was a born journalist only he was quite unconscious of the fact. 1 gave him some advice for I felt sure he could have written a number of capital yarns based upon his own experiences and observation. I do not know whether lie has taken my advice, but 1 do know that he could have given editors stories and articles which they would have welcomed. That is just the type of man—the man who has travelled, who has seen and noted things and can talk about them—who can write the most attractive stories and articles. They are. invariably far better than contributions which are the result of imagination. In short such a man possesses in his well-stored memory a potential asset which with some technical guidance, may become avery useful source of income. I know many men and women who are making regularly, a three-figure addition to their normal incomes by writing in their leisure hours about things they have seen heard and experienced. Among them are a number of readers of “The Listener” and I have very frequently seen and enjoyed narratives by them which have appeared in various publications. There is always room for more contributions of a lilce kind, and the London School of Journalism affords a reliable and inexpensive means by which would-be writers may acquire the neccssary knowledge of technique. That is usually all that they require in order to convert their reminiscences into saleable contributions for those who can talk about their travels and experiences can soon learn to write them in a style which makes them acceptable for publication. When I speak of the assistance which the London School of Journalism can give 1 do not wish it to be supposed that this assistance consists of a mere cut-and-dried scheme of lessons and exercises. It is far otherwise. Even- would-be writer who accepts the assistance of the School receives individual instruc­tion suited to his or her particular case—instruction which indeed, is tantamount to careful personal coaching although it is given by correspondence. Nor is it confined to instruction for each student is helped at every stage by advice constructive criticism and suggestion. And when it is added that all this is given by experienced authors and journalists it will be realised that the help and guidance of such a School is as the “Morning st”oP said ‘priceless.' If evidence of its practical value is required it is supplied by the fact that L.S.J. students in all parts of the world arc regularly contributing to every journal and newspaper of note in the English-speaking countries of the globe. The L.S.J. will help you in the first instance to discover whether it is likely you can become an acceptable contributor to the Press after training. All that is necessary is to send a short MS. (article or story) upon which an opinion can be based. This will be carefully read by a competent critic and you will receive a personal letter giving you very frank opinion and advice. "WRITING F051 THE PRESS" discusses very thoroughly the possibilities for new writers and the market which awaits those who have by training become competent to contribute articles or stories. A free copy together with much other interesting matter will be sent post free on application.^ r A\\V V V V V V V \ V V V V V V V U V V V V V \\V V \V \\V V V v A V \\\V V V \ V way Chief Secretary r j The London School of Journalism ,yr 57 Cordon Square London W.C.1. Dear Sir Please send me free and post free a copy of “Writing for the Press,” with particulars of the various prizes open to students of tiie School. PIeaif H IV 1 !?f fl' eCtUS }Strike out if uo required. of the New Poetry Course. NAME ...ADDRESS. A TRIBUTE FROM FLEET STREET tc \BOUT nine years Iago r \left the cTimes to join a contemporary in Fleet Street. A t that time our depart­mental staff consisted of four men of wide and varied experience allover forty years of age— all seasoned smokers— smoking all daylong and often all night too. We can't commence work until there is a ‘fog and dont really settle down until the atmosphere thickens ...cc. A few days after my arrival they discovered a different and more soothing aroma from my pipe and after my pouch had gone the round several times they decided that Barneys was Jirst class From that time to the present day barring cigars none of them has smoked anything else. et. Since those early days our department has expanded. There are nozo eleven of its. Each one on arrival has been converted to Barneys with two exceptions. They smoke cigarettes. “You will obviously be wonder­ing what all this is leading up to. It is the outcome of reading yoia advertisement in the c Listener,' where it is stated that the Worlds best Tobaccos can be counted on the fingers of one hand. You rightfully claim Barneys a place in that honoured category.” What can we add to this remark­able tribute to Barneys exempt to express our thanks to the sender? There is surely no pipe-smoker who after reading this letter will not want to try Barneys there must be some­thing unusually good about a Tobacco if men can write about it in terms like this. Well we promise you will find Barneys very good indeed almost as good as some of its most en­thusiastic smokers say it is !Three strength's: Barneys (medium) Parsons Pleasure (mild). Punch bow le (full strength). In“ EverF resh Tins l-oz. I / 3-V d. “Ready- Fills” :Cartons of 12 I/3 d .
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