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GEPRODIS ORGANISATION NEWS
W. J. Sidis
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GEPRODIS ORGANISATION NEWS, #4
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In accordance with this policy of the projected Geprodis Association, the two news organs issued by Geprodis System (the units destined to make up the Association when the latter is ready) are both non-editorial. The Peridromophile, the original unit out of which Geprodis System was built, is a transfer collector's paper which has always stuck to a strictly neutral and non-editorial policy. In fact, in its first issue, in September 1926, three years before Geprodis System was started, it announced: The Peridromophile takes no sides in any disputes in which any transit system may happen to be involved;" and: "The Peridromophile would be glad to receive any articles or news on the collections of transfers or subjects connected with it, provided that no sides are taken on questions of policy." A neutral policy was more difficult in the case of the G.O.N., its purpose being almost a propaganda purpose by its very nature; and yet, in accordance with Geprodis policy, this paper has become an explanatory organ rather than one which presents definite opinions.
It has been alleged by critics that it is impossible, in any statement of facts, to avoid completely all trace of the writer's opinion; and this is undoubtedly true. But nevertheless, this does not mean that it is impossible to avoid going out of one's way to air the writer's opinions; and omission of out-and-out editorials is certainly a possibility. At any rate, such is the variety of new journalism that Geprodis proposes to create.
The Geprodis Perpetual Calendar, one of the main units now composing Geprodis System, is a simplified form of perpetual calendar, whereby a single turn of a disk gives at a glance the calendar year for any year desired.
Though no organised sales efforts have been made by Geprodis System since the first printing last October, over 500 copies have been sold to date.
The following is the list of distribution points to handle at the present time the Geprodis perpetual Calendar:
Owl Book Club, 720 W. 181st St., New York, N.Y.
S. Wishengrad, 838 W. 181st St., New York, N.Y.
George Wahr's Book Store, 103 Main St. N., Ann Arbor, Mich. " " " " 316 S. State St., Ann Arbor, Mich.
Illinois Photo Service, 1644 S. 61st Court, Cicero, Ill.
And, of course, the calendar can be had direct from Geprodis System. Its price is 10¢, in either red, white, or blue.