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John Troutt, A.W. Blake and Walter Lemke

John Troutt, A.W. Blake and Walter Lemke

look over the first copy of The Arkansas Traveler printed on the university's own printing press. Troutt was editor of The Traveler; Blake was director of the printing plant; and Lemke was chair of the journalism department. The press was installed on the first floor of Hill Hall in 1949; the journalism department took residence on the second floor; and The Traveler staff joined other student publications on the third floor. Lemke had plotted almost from the time he arrived at the university to get a press for the university's use. Events conspired to postpone purchase for two decades.

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