The Press: Guilded Age

A good newspaperman would rather have his name above a story than in it. Last week Morris Watson, legal guinea-pig of the American Newspaper Guild's test case against the Associated Press (TIME, June 29 et seq.), not only had his name in a story but that story was before the Supreme Court of the United States and its climax became the law of the land.

Child of Trouble. The night Morris Watson was born his mother died, and his house burned down. That was in Joplin, Mo., Jan. 29, 1901. He ran away from...

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