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Carter was part owner and the only salesman of the tiny Fort Worth Star, the intended competition to the only other city newspaper, the Fort Worth Telegram. Its success varied between having more advertising than it could print to Amon pawning his ring and scarf pin to pay the bills.

By 1909 the Star purchased the Telegram, which, as the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, had a monopoly that lasted until 1921. Carter became its publisher in 1923.

The fire chief arrives to put out Amon's cigar in this publicity photo

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