Press: Self-Evident Subtlety

That every U. S. pressure group has its "publicity director" entrusted with the task of subtly influencing public opinion is a fact known to every sophisticated newspaper reader. Last week the subtle methods of a group of high-priced pressagents did not seem so subtle when illuminated by Senator Robert Marion La Follette's Civil Liberties Committee.

Since August 1933, John Wiley Hill and Donald Snow Knowlton, heads of a Cleveland publicity firm, have received $323,000 from the American Iron and Steel Institute and individual Little Steel companies. The La Follette committee produced "personal and...

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