The Press: Today's Escapes

One hundred and eight convicts escaped from North Carolina prisons and prison camps last month. Each day into the office of the Durham Herald-Sun ticked A. P. dispatches from Raleigh naming the runaways, giving details. For 24 July days Telegraph Editor John R. Barry bit his pencil for a new headline to put over such repetitious news. By the 25th he gave up and subheaded "TODAY'S ESCAPES" over the Raleigh dispatch. By last week "TODAY'S ESCAPES" had become one of the most familiar standing heads in the Herald-Sim. Under it last week...

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