Texas Almanac, 1943-1944 Page: 30
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30 TEXAS ALMANAC.-1943-1944.
Belo's death in 1913 Mr. Lombardi be-
came president, serving in that capacity
until his own death in 1919. G. B. Dealey
was elected president in 1920 and served
until his elevation to the office of chair-
man of the board in 1939, as previously
In 1923 the Galveston Dail News was
sold to W. L. Moody of Galveston and
corporate headquarters of the publishing
house were moved from Galveston to
Dallas. John F. Lubben, veteran secre-
tary-treasurer of the company and man-
ager of the Galveston Daily News, moved
from Galveston at this time to continue
his work as an executive of the publish-
ing firm at Dallas. Mr. Lubben died in
1938. All files, corporate records and
other property were transferred in 192&
to Dallas, including The Semi-Weekly
Farm News. Publication of the latter
was continued until Jan. 1, 1941, when
The Semi-Weekly Farm News was dis-
The company which publishes The
Dallas News and associated enterprises
was reorganized in 1926, since which
time G. B. Dealey and associates have
held majority interest in the voting
stock. Present officers are G. B. Dealey,
chairman of the board; E. M. (Ted)
Dealey, president; James M. -Moroney,
vice-president and secretary; M. M.
Donosky, treasurer. Besides the officers,
other members of the board of directors
are R. M. Buchanan, Jack Estes, H. C.
Withers, L. T. Deputy, and George Wav-
erley Briggs. All members- of the board
of directors live in Dallas and, with the
exception of Mr. Briggs, are active daily
as executives in the management of the
company's affairs. The Editor-iii-Chief of
The Dallas News is Dr. J. J. Taylor. The
Associate Editor-in-Chief is Williamn B.
Ruggles, now on leave of absence as a
major min the armed forces of the nation.
Policy of The News.
From the above brief summary t will
be seen that The News has a corporate
personality of its own which has ex-
pressed itself throughout more -than a
century of existence. At every period in
its history the institution has adhered to
a policy of clean, fair journalism, which
is as applicable and as beneficial in this
day of global thinking and communica-
tion as it was in the heyday Qf hand-
powered presses and pony expresses.
Through its several agencies of print and
radio transmission The News strives dili-
gently and without surcease to provide
accurate and full dissemiinaton ofthe
news, sound and enlightening interpreta-
tion of that news, wholesome entertgLth-
ment for readers and listeners and re:-
liable media of advertising, for buyers,
and sellers in the conduct of ilodern
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