The Press: Dogdom's Dachau

It was the kind of story to tear hearts—and sell newspapers. In Hempstead, L.I. last week, Harold Sheridan's dog was missing. After hunting in vain for his own pet at the pound, Sheridan offered to give another six-month-old puppy a home. Dogcatcher Jacob Roeper refused; he was going to put the dog to death by gas, and said that the law backed him up. Reader Sheridan asked for help from Long Island's lively tabloid Newsday, published by Alicia Patterson Guggenheim, daughter of the late Joseph Medill Patterson of the New York Daily News (TIME, Nov. 1, 1948).

City Editor Jack Altshul told...

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