The Press: Patterson Solicits an Ad

Captain Joe Patterson (New York Daily News) relegated the war news to second place one day last week in order to defend his honor. His four-column lead story announced the News's willingness to reprint (at regular advertising rates) the advertisement attacking Patterson, his cousin Colonel McCormick and Hearst for "your endless carping, spreading of unease, your constant spittle of suspicion of our Government and Allies."

If it could raise the necessary $1,850 for a News ad, Friends of Democracy Inc., which sponsored the ad (but got only the San Francisco Chronicle to...

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