The Press: Message to McAdams

In July 1934 the St. Louis Post-Dispatch relieved its liberal chief editorial writer, Clark McAdams, of his writing job, kicked him upstairs to the executive desk of an associate editor. The following year Clark McAdams died. Many a friend of his believes that Editorialist McAdams' death was hastened by his sorrow, in the face of Franklin Roosevelt's promises and policies, at the more & more conservative editorial stand of the Post-Dispatch which has been called "an American Manchester Guardian." Last September, the Post-Dispatch jumped the political fence outright, joined the majority of the...

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