The Press: Split Decision

How should a newspaper report the marriage of a white person and a Negro? Is the paper fomenting race prejudice if it mentions that one of them is a Negro? Is it guilty of poor news judgment if it fails to do so? Many editors find the question delicate and difficult.

Last week Manhattan newspapers reported such a marriage. The bride was Anne Mather, an heiress to a Cleveland iron-ore fortune and a descendant of New England's old Puritan Cotton Mather. The groom was Frank Curie Montero, a director of the Urban League Fund, whom she had met in social-welfare work.

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