The Press: Best In the U. S.

This week the Christian Science Monitor, chosen from among more than 1,000 top-flight U.S. dailies, won the 13th annual Francis Wayland Ayer award for typographical excellence. Such recognition was long overdue.

One of the most influential newspapers in the world, certainly one of the ten best in the U.S., the Monitor, with 144,000 subscribers, is way down the list in circulation. Staid, clean, published by intelli gent people for intelligent people, it is not popular; it accents information, shuns sheer entertainment.

Idealistic Start. The Monitor was launched Nov. 25, 1908, a few months...

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