The Press: Second the Motion

By an overwhelming vote (949-to-34), but with considerable reluctance, the Associated Press last week finally took in Marshall Field's Chicago Sun. Nobody sang For He's a Jolly Good Fellow. It was not that kind of an occasion.

The A.P. members felt put upon, and didn't care if they showed it. The Justice Department had first twisted A.P.'s arm with an antitrust suit; then in June the Supreme Court had twisted it even further. Said the Court sternly: nobody must be denied A.P. membership just because a local rival fears the competition.

It was the Chicago Tribune's newsprint Napoleon, Colonel Robert R. McCormick,...

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