The Press: Suppression of News

Pompous Frank Gannett of Rochester, N. Y. publishes a string of dull and respectable newspapers. New Dealer Harold L. Ickes throws the most accomplished tantrums in Washington. Famed Biologist Raymond Pearl of Johns Hopkins, who likes to drink good beer and play the French horn, makes his views more articulate than most scientists. Last week these three had their say on the question "Do We Have A Free Press?"

Gannett (debating with Ickes on the Town Meeting of the Air program): "My answer is emphatically yes. . . . With what courage and valor editors have fought! Their plants have been...

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