The Press: The Constant Companion

Theodore C. Link, a husky, gentle-voiced man of 55, has spent much of his life in companionship with violence. As a combat marine during World War II, he fought through the landings on Guadalcanal, Guam and Bougainville. As the St. Louis Post-Dispatch's tough, tireless crime reporter for 20 years, Ted Link has coolly padded through the back alleys of the underworld, has probably written more about crime than any other U.S. newsman. Last week, as usual, violence was Reporter Ted Link's companion. This time, it was his own doing.

Summoned home from an assignment in New York by word that his...

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