Texas Almanac, 1949-1950 Page: 37
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THE DALLAS MORNING NEWS.
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A sixteen-unit Hoe color-convertible press prints The Dillas Morning
145 feet long, taller than a three-story building and weighs more than a
can print 160,000 32-page sections an hour at ordinary operating speed.
the first station of that power owned by any
newspaper in America.
Radio Station KGKO was added to The
News family Sept. 1, 1940. in joint ownership
and operation with the Fort Worth Star-Tele-
gram. Subsequent action brought an agree-
ment with the Federal Communications Com-
mission resulting in dissolution of this part-
nership and today The News operates Radio
Station \WVFAA on the two frequencies of 570
and 820 kilocycles, In addition, it operates
WFAA-FM, xhich was established in 1916.
Three Men-One Century,.
To Willard Richardson goes the credit for
establishing The News upon a firm and en-
during foundation and carrying it through
the troublesome periods of civil strife and
Reconstruction government. To Colonel Belo
goes the credit for The News' development
through the period of expansion that was
adolescent Texas during the latter part of the
Nineteenth Century. He was guiding head and
hand of Galveston and Dallas News until his
death In 1901.
G. B. Dealey helped to pioneer the way in
the establishment of The Dallas M1orning
News as the inland empire of Texas began to
develop and, after Colonel Belo's death, it
became his responsibility to meet the chal-
lenge of the succession of changing problems
and opportunities that have confronted news-
paper enterprise in an era of World Wars,
booms and depressions, and swift scientific
invention and technological innovation that
strike like lightning along the path of today's
newspaper enterprise. This was his role in
News tod~ay. It is
million pounds. It
the tandem triumvirate of publishers-Rich-
ardson, Belo and Dealey that ended with
the latter's death Feb. 26, 19-1., after a cen-
tury of newspaper puhblishing and pioneering.
G. B. Dealey.
George Bannerman lDealey was born in
Manchester, England. Sept. 18, 1859, the son
of George and Mary Nellins Dealey. His
'father, born in Liverpool. was a shoemaker
by trade. When the boy was seven years old
the family moved from Manchester to Liver-
pool where the father, who had acquired con-
siderable savings from his thrift and industry,
opened a larger business. The business failure
of a friend of the family, for whom George
Dealey had gone surety on a debt, forced
the liquidation of the Dealey enterprise with
the loss of his life savings. Like many other
Englishmen of that day, he turned his eyes
toward America as the land of hope. Specifi-
cally, he turned his eyes toward Texas.
A forty-day trip on a cargo-carrying sailing
vessel in the cotton trade brought the Dealey
family to Galveston. Young George was eleven
years old. This was in 1870.
After a few years in school and some prac-
tical experience in working at various jobs in
the port city. he entered the employ of The
Galveston News as office boy. 11t was the be-
ginning of employment, "job," that lasted
until his death. During this period he
achieved one of the greatest careers in Amer-
ican journalism, rising from the position of
office boy to that of chief executive and ma-
jority stockholder of one of the nation's out-
standing newspaper publishing companies.
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