The Press: The Mighty Middleweights

When a crowded passenger train jumped the tracks and crashed in Medford, Mass, one morning last week, the Quincy Patriot Ledger had to race twelve miles farther for the story than the dailies in nearby Boston. Nonetheless, the alert evening Ledger (slogan: "Cover the World and Don't Forget the South Shore") had its expert wrap-up of the story (EXPRESS TRAIN WRECKED ON BRIDGE IN MEDFORD; 2 KILLED, MANY INJURED) in readers' hands long before metropolitan papers got to the South Shore with the story.

The feat was routine for the Patriot Ledger (circ. 44,349),...

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