The Press: Professional Secret

Clergymen have been hailing Lutheran Pastor Emil Swenson of Minneapolis who accepted a court sentence rather than reveal secrets confided to him by a parish- ioner (TIME, March 16). The Press, which also hailed Pastor Swenson, last week hailed even more loudly a "martyr" of its own: youthful, dapper Edmond M. Barr, dramatic critic and ace newshawk of the Dallas Dispatch. Reporter Barr went to jail rather than break journalism's proud rule: Never expose your pipelines. Reporter Barr wrote for his paper of how two Communist organizers, C. J. Coder and Lewis...

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