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The Press: Now It Can Be Told

Though their readers may be unaware of the fact, newspapers go to great lengths to be circumspect whenever they report lotteries: U.S. postal laws prohibit news of lotteries. News of Irish Sweepstakes winners is usually lifted out of any editions going through the mail. But a news story which broke two months ago in Ahoskie, N.C. was something different. It involved a raffle, but the point was that a Negro who had drawn the winning number had.been refused the prize, a Cadillac.

In St. Louis, Postmaster Bernard F. Dickmann read the Star-Times account of it, and got off a knuckle-rapping letter to...

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