The Press: Bickel v. Stimson

Will radio eventually supplant newspapers as the prime means of disseminating news? Journalists, disquieted over the question since the perfection of broadcasting, not only had a Cause last week; they had an Issue. President Karl August Bickel of the United Press was distressed that Secretary of State Henry Lewis Stimson and other U. S. delegates at the London Naval Conference had consistently refused to give personal interviews but had frequently spoken their personal views over the radio. After Secretary Stimson himself spoke over the radio last fortnight, Mr. Bickel cabled him:...