The 1928 Texas Almanac and State Industrial Guide Page: 35
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THE TEXAS ALMANAC. .35
who had started with the institution fifty-two years previously as office boy and
who had, since 1919, been the actual executive head of the company. Officers of A. H.
Belo Corporation are: G. B. Deale:. president; Walter A. Dealey, vice president;
John F. Lubben, secretary and treasurer The directors are G. B. Dealey, Walter A.
Dealey, John F. Lubben, Tom Finty Jr, Ennis Cargill, E. M. Dealey and E B.
Do'ran Of these directors all except one, Mr. Cargill of Houston, are actively en-
gaged in directing the business and editorial policies of the Belo publications.
The Semi-Weekly Farm News was established by The Galveston News and The
Dallas Morning News in 1894, having been published as a weekly paper for a num-
ber of years previously. The North Texas edition had been started as a weekly pub-
lication with the beginning of the daily publication in Dallas in 1885. The Galveston
edition of the semi-weekly paper was transferred to Dallas and consolidated with
the North Texas edition in 1923, when the company sold The Galveston News to
W. L. Moody of Galveston.
The Dallas Journal, an afternoon newspaper, was established by A. H. Belo &
Company April '1, 1914, and has grown rapidly, nowv taking its place among the large
da:lies of Texas.
The Texas Almanac and State Industrial Guide was first published by The Gal-
veston News in 1857 as The Texas Almanac and Immigrants' Guide It was published
intermittently, but beginning with 1925 has been issued annually
It is the policy of the A IH Belo Corporation publications-and has been the
policy from the founciing in 1842-to print the news as completely and impartially
as possible; to promote the development of the material resources of Texas and fa-
cilitate the State's social and cultural advancement. The Dallas News, The Galveston
News, The Semi-\Veekly Farm News and its weekly predecessor were pioneers in
the movement for a diversified farm program in Texas. The introduction and de-
velopment of new crop growing industries have been encouraged and during recent
years the corporation has lent its efforts to a campaign for more intensive cotton
cultivation in order that acreage might be released for other crops. It was primarily
through the efforts of these publications that the levee district laws of Texas were
passed whereby hundreds of thousands of acres of fertile bottom lands have been re-
The Belo papers have worked steadfastly for conservation of soil and water re-
sources, irrigation, conservation of timber resources and reforestation, development
of mineral resources, manufacturing,- and construction and maintenance of a first-
class highway system They have always lent their efforts on behalf of a better
public school system, a more uniform tax system and a more efficient governmental
machinery. They have striven unceasingly on behalf of sound economic policy in
State and National Government and in general commerce and finance, and law en-
forcement through constituted authority They have endeavored to keep their col-
umns free of questionable news and advertising matter.
It was primarily for guaranteeing the continuance of these policies that the reor-
ganization of 1926 was effected whereby actual control of the Belo newspapers was
placed in the hands of men who had spent their lives in the service of this corpora-
tion's publications. Today nearly 500 men and women are employed in the offices
and printing establishment of the Dallas plant. Of these, approximately fifty have
been in the service of the corporation for twenty-one years or more The policy in
the future will be, as in the past, to print the news simply nd impartially and to lend
encouragement to the upbuilding of a greater Commonwealth of Texas in all matters.
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