Foreign News: Mind-moulding, Throat-cutting

With his heavy Scotch brows knit in a worried frown, James Ramsay MacDonald, onetime Prime Minister (Jan.-Nov. 1924), proposed, last week, legal protection for the British public against the mind-moulding power of the British newspaper trusts. "An alarming situation is developing!" rapped Scot MacDonald, and many listened because he leads the second largest British parliamentary party: Labor. What had ruffled Laborite MacDonald, it shortly appeared, was the formation last week of a new news trust: "Northcliffe Newspapers, Ltd."

Harold Sidney Harmsworth, Viscount Rothermere, brother and successor to the late famed Lord Northcliffe, heads the new group. He announced, last week, that it...

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