The Press: Star v. Snakes

That President George Baker Longan of the Kansas City Star hates and fears snakes has long been known (TIME, Aug. 8, 1930). Star editors and reporters are under strict orders to keep snakes out of its columns at almost any cost. Last week newsmen had two new, choice Star v. snake anecdotes to savor.

Fortnight ago three-year-old Donald Richardson left Kansas City General Hospital after being cured of Purpura hemorrhagica (capillary bleeding) by injections of cottonmouth venom. The Kansas City Journal-Post related in newsworthy detail how the poison thickened the blood and...

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