Press: Buried News

The Press last week could not decide whether it had at hand a story of the decade or no story at all. What it seemed to think it had was the discovery of a 3,000-year-old civilization in Kentucky. The Chicago Daily News had sent Reporter Robert J. Casey to view some diggings at Wickliffe, Ky. Thence he wired excited reports of "The American equivalent of Tutankhamen's tomb"; "evidence that a people had mastered the elements of community life and government while Babylon ruled the known world"; ". . . its mystery is one...

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