The Press: Hits & Myths

After pocketing a passel of prizes for its series exposing a Teamster-led conspiracy to take over Portland's rackets (TIME, April 8), the Portland Oregonian (circ. 232,338) sprouted a new Page One slogan: "Grand Slam of American Journalism." The Oregon Journal (181,210), which doggedly argued that there was more sham than slam to its competitor's exclusives, last week found much to savor when a jury acquitted Teamster Organizer Clyde Cardinal Crosby on charges of conspiracy to accept a bribe. Reason: Crosby had been charged with racketeering by Gambler Jim Elkins, who also led Oregonian Reporters William Lambert and Wallace Turner to the...

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