The Press: News, Close Up

U.S. headlines last week recorded violent, enormous acts of war in Poland and Germany, in Luzon and China. But U.S. newspapers were filled with smaller headlines, too: news that was local, personal, close to home, of deaths in a peaceful countryside that were sometimes as violent as deaths on a battlefield. Some items from a single column of the Indianapolis News one day last week:

¶ In Seymour, Ind., elderly Mr. & Mrs. Samuel Rogers, trapped in their rooms while the rest of the household was off to a church social, burned to death....

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