The Press: Battle of New Ashford

Famed for its early voting is the town of New Ashford, Mass., which has been first in the U. S. to count and report its handful of ballots in every Presidential election since 1916. Such promptness and its attendant national publicity have been carefully fostered for New Ashford by the Berkshire Eagle, published in Pittsfield about twelve miles away. Last week the newspaper, in danger of losing its prize story to Radio, saved it by an ingenious scheme.

New Ashford's 48 voters get up on Election Day at 5 a. m., troop by lantern...

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