The Press: Power & the Press, cont.

It is not fashionable nowadays for newspapers to be connected, financially or by reputation, with public utility companies. Last week Ira Clifton Copley, publisher of 23 chainpapers in Illinois and California, took the trouble to go to Washington and volunteer a statement to the Federal Trade Commission, whose investigation of the methods, rates and propaganda of interstate public utilities continues. A little more than a year ago, Nebraska's thin-lipped Senator George William Norris had charged in open Senate that the Copley papers are financed by "Power-Trust money," and are connected with the...

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