Press: How it was Done

When the crack New York-Buffalo Lackawanna Limited cracked up one night a fortnight ago in upper New York State, available reporters were as scarce as hen's teeth. How the United Press got the story of the wreck, in which 28 died in live steam, made a yarn for pressroom spinning. Seldom had improvised telephone coverage, which newspapers and news associations constantly use, turned out so successfully.

Hero of the story was Hudson Randall, a 16-year-old, 200-lb. six-footer who plays tackle on the high-school football team at Dansville, N.Y. and in his spare time picks up pocket money working as stock...

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