The Press: Surprise!

Even in the most modern newspaper plants reporters' typewriters are almost always strictly marginal machinery. Hand-me-downs from the business office, or bargains from junk shops, they would not be tolerated one minute by any self-respecting stenographer. When they fall completely apart they are replaced in kind. Reporters operate them by brute force, cunning and fatalism.

Last week the Miami (Fla.) Herald (John S. Knight chain) provided its editorial department with brand-new typewriters. So astounding was this innovation that Herald Columnist Jack Bell wrote a whole flabbergasted column on the unprecedented event, completely neglected mention that the Herald had the day before completed...

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