The Press: Surrender

When the Portland Oregonian reported that the National Labor Relations Board had ruled against the Meier & Frank department store, Portland's biggest advertiser, the store canceled most of its ads (TIME, Jan. 23). On Page One, the Oregonian proudly defied M. & F.'s threat to its freedom and honesty—and went right on reporting further NLRB developments. Last week M. & F. unconditionally surrendered; it quietly resumed its normal advertising schedule in the Oregonian.


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