WASHINGTON, July 5, 1910 (UP) - One striking evidence of the superiority of the United Press service on the Jeffries-Johnson fight was presented in Washington, where it came into sharp competition with both the Associated Press and the Hearst service.
By use of the United Press direct ringside service, the Washington Times was able to floor its rivals for a general knockout. In summing up, the Times today said:
"Four minutes ahead with the megaphone!
"Seven minutes ahead with a complete extra!
"That describes the manner in which the Times, with the direct unequaled United Press ringside wire service, beat its competitors in conveying the most important fight news of a generation to the waiting Washington enthusiasts. The first extras issued by the Star (A.P.) contained only ten rounds, and the Times with the full, complete fifteen rounds appeared on the street seven minutes ahead of it."
The management of the Times was enthusiastic over the service.
"I never had known anything like it in my ten years of newspaper experience," said Paul C. Patterson, managing editor of the Times.