The Press: In Susquehanna

Few U. S. towns as small as Susquehanna, Pa. (pop. 3,203) have a daily paper. No U. S. small town has a daily paper more militantly enterprising than the six-page, 48-year-old Susquehanna Evening Transcript. Last week the Transcript's 280-lb. Editor Ulysses Simpson Grant Baker successfully passed a major milestone in his three-year fight with the Canawacta Water Supply Co.

The fight started in April 1931 when the water company increased its rates from

$3.75 minimum per quarter to $6.50. Editor Baker claimed that the increase was unfair, splashed his front page with loud...

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