The Press: People's Choice

Valley City is a conservative little North Dakota town (pop. 6,000) with a leftist little newspaper. In its editorials the daily Times-Record has hailed Henry Wallace, railed against the Truman Doctrine, the "big corporations" and "the campaign of vilification" against Russia. Angry businessmen of Valley City put it up to the publisher: either he would right his leftist policy, or they would put him out of business. Among the complainers were some who had lent him the money to buy the paper two years ago.

Last week Publisher Don C. Matchan, 37, put it...

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