The Press: Government v. A.P.

The best pleased U.S. publisher last week might well have been the Chicago Sun's Marshall Field III. At his prodding, the Administration filed its much-threatened suit against Associated Press for alleged violation of the Sherman and Clayton anti-trust acts (TIME, May 4; July 27).

Marshall Field had failed either to buy an A.P. franchise from Hearst or to get himself voted to membership (the Sun was turned down, 684-to-287, at A.P.'s meeting in April). Last week, he declared that if the Department of Justice forced A.P. to welcome all comers, that crackdown would prove to be "one of the most important strokes...

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