The Press: Pants Afire


St. Louis is confronted with a reeking,

stinking scandal, and Circuit Judge

Eugene L. Padberg is sitting right in

the middle of it. . . .

Whenever a lead editorial in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch starts off like that, P-D staffers know it was turned out at white heat by ruddy, owlish Ralph Coghlan (rhymes with "oglin' "), an excitable Irishman who was trained in the great cut-'em-down Post-Dispatch school of Ex-Editors George Sibley Johns and the late Clark McAdams.

Editorialist Coghlan is usually indignant about something when he steams...

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