The Press: Best Reporting

In the history of the Detroit Free Press, 1931 stands out as the paper's 100th Anniversary. Last week it was made a twofold milestone when five Free Press reporters were awarded the Pulitzer Prize for the year's best job of reporting. The story was an account of the American Legion parade in Detroit last September. The five winners, who shared the work and will share the $1,000 prize, are: portly, bald William C. Richards, 46; short Douglas D. Martin, 45 (Sunday editor); Frank D. Webb, James S. Pooler, N. W. John Sloan.

Working against time as newsmen must, the five wove a...

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