The Press: Flash Powder to Portable

He handles a typewriter about as clumsily as the average reporter would handle a Speed Graphic camera. But Francis Michael ("Slim") Lynch makes good pictures with either machine. A year ago, the Washington State Press Club gave old-time Photographer Lynch a prize (for a picture of a murderer's wife tearfully comforting the victim's mother). Last week Slim Lynch, who has now put his camera aside, got another Press Club award—this time, for the best-written feature story in any newspaper in the state.

Hulking, tough-talking Slim (for what he used to be) Lynch, 47, has...

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