The Press: Paid Agent

New York Daily Newsmen knew Frederick Heizer Wright as a copy reader: razorfaced, begoggled, cadaverous, argumentative, generally broke, colorless. In 16 years he had worked all over the shop, ended up as night head of the copy desk. He was 41, twice married, childless, and given to speaking out against radical moves at Newspaper Guild meetings.

When a Federal grand jury in New York indicted him last week for failing to notify the State Department of his activities as a paid agent of the Japanese Government, most Newsmen realized that they really didn't...

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