The Press: Top-Level Dispute

No newspaper in the world has more distinguished byliners than the massive New York Times. With its 50 foreign correspondents alone, there can be and sometimes are differences in interpretation of the same situation to be spotted by the close reader. Last week readers close and casual were enjoying a dispute of higher visibility between two top Timesmen. The debaters: Pundit Arthur Krock, 71, and his longtime friend and colleague James ("Scotty") Reston, 48, chief of the Times's Washington bureau.

The two men have differed in the past, e.g., Reston was generally a defender of onetime Secretary of State Dean Acheson, Krock...

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