Final Issue of The Gargoyle
John T. Tetley
THE GARGOYLE, suspends publication with this issue.
There are a number of reasons contributing to the suspension of
publication at this time.
The publication was originally devised as a house organ for the Henry
George School of New Jersey graduates, who contributed financially to
the school. It was intended to keep such persons informed as to the
activities of the school, and hopefully to hold their interest in the
Philosophy of Henry George.
It was also sent to other Henry George Schools and to other Georgist
organizations. It was sent without charge to anyone requesting to be
put on the mailing list. Some persons now and then sent in a check "toward
meeting the expense of publication."
THE GARGOYLE seemed to be liked. A number of persons sent us highly
complimentary letters and said they liked and appreciated receiving
it. Quotes and entire articles were reprinted in other Georgist
publications in the U.S., Canada, England, Australia and other
While this little publication did perhaps publish some information of
Georgist activities not otherwise reported, we do not believe it
advisable to continue the publication.
5 The cost is one factor, particularly postage. Since the Henry
George School of N.J. is not actively conducting study groups, the
holding of a bulk mailing permit, when used only to send 10 issues of
THE GARGOYLE per year is rather steep. An annual fee must be paid and
this fee has been upped several times, as has the rate of postage per
copy. It is felt the funds of the school might be used for a better
Another factor -- Mr. Oscar B. Johannsen has had to devote time and
energy to preparing a feature article for each issue. He also
contributed most of, SENSE & NONSENSE, and the humor column SALT
OF THE EARTH. Mr. Johannsen will now be able to use the time to write
for Media Publications and other Georgist publications.
It may be, although it seems most unlikely, the familiar drawing of
the GARGOYLE -- on the granite paper, might possibly be revived at
some future time -- this is the final issue.