The Press: Soapbox, 1946

The more she pondered the fate of her native Tyrol, the more Miss Frankie Miller worried. Finally she sat down and wrote Britain's Foreign Minister a letter about it. Instead of mailing the letter, she took it to the New York Times, paid $693 to have it printed last week as an ad. Said Frankie Miller to Ernie Bevin: "Humbly I beg your Excellency to have the [liberation] of South Tyrol brought before the UNO. ... I also challenge the zone occupation of Austria."

By last week hundreds of special pleaders had caught onto the fact that their money was as good...

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