The Press: The A.P. in Court

In the days when the late William Allen White started his Emporia Gazette, all a newspaper publisher needed to set up shop was a hankering, a town to print in, and a shirtful of type slung over his back. How different and difficult the job is today was described in detail last week in a Supreme Court decision. The case grew out of the refusal of the Associated Press to sell an A.P. membership to Marshall Field's Chicago Sun. The court, by a 5-to-3 vote, found the great A.P. guilty of helping its member...

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