The Press: Editor's Note

Editor Frank Grimes of the Abilene (Texas) Reporter-News is one Westerner who lets neither Washington datelines nor syndicated columnists bluff him out of an editor's job of thinking for himself. Grimes flavors his editorial page with six canned pundits, but never hesitates to strike up an argument in his own editorial column if he thinks a columnist is sour. Last week he had words for both Walter Lippmann and George Sokolsky.

Lippmann made him mad with a piece on the United Nations resolution condemning Communist China as an aggressor in Korea. "The vote,"wrote Lippmann, "is in fact a serious defeat for this...

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