The Press: Damage Suits

McLean v. "Record." Readers of the hard-hitting Philadelphia Record had their attention arrested last fortnight by news that Publisher Edward Beale McLean of the Washington, D. C., Post was suing the Record for one million dollars damages for an article descriptive of "a social incident" between Publisher McLean and Prince Albert Edouard Eugene Lamoral de Ligne, the Belgian Ambassador to the U. S., an "incident" which had allegedly resulted in the Post's editorial attack upon the Ambassador (TIME, May 13, 27). Last week, the hard-hitting Record kept its readers' attention in custody...

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