The Press: Negro Timesman

Even before Governor Thomas E. Dewey signed New York State's fair-employ ment-practices bill last March (to outlaw race discrimination in jobs), the good, grey New York Times had its eye out for a Negro reporter. Last week it had found one and was breaking him in.

The new Timesman is round, greying, 43-year-old George Walter Streator, new to daily newspapering but a veteran free lance writer, teacher and labor organizer for Sidney Hillman's Amalgamated Cloth ing Workers. Lately he had worked for WPB's labor division. The Times, in hiring Streator for general reporting,...

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