Press: Dissenters

Fortnight ago Harvard University announced it would spend the late Mrs. Lucius William Nieman's $1,000,000 bequest "to elevate journalism" by allotting Harvard fellowships to 15 working newspapermen each year (TIME, Jan. 24). First reaction of the publishing business was enthusiastically favorable. Last week two extremely unlike dissenters spoke up late but loud:

Keyholer Walter Winchell volunteered his formula for elevating standards without using the $1,000.000: "Put a few surprises in the editorials. ... Be frugal with experts. . . . Give a columnist his say-so. . . . Don't be too sparing of...