The Press: Tribute to a Sourdough

To the U. S. last week, dated June 19, came the first regulation issue of the Chitina (Alaska) Weekly Herald to be published since its 13-year-old assistant editor & circulation manager William Alfred ("Billy") Moore drowned in the Copper River (TIME, June 20).

The June 10 issue of the paper consisted of but one page with one brief paragraph on it, the story of Billy Moore's death, ending: "The entire valley is sick with sadness. . . . You will all understand why the regular edition of this paper is not being published...

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