The Press: Rumpus Raiser

Among all the U.S. newsmen who were put on the pan in Britain last week (see INTERNATIONAL), the hottest fire was reserved for E. T. Leech, editor of the Pittsburgh Press (circ. 277,347), most prosperous of the Scripps-Howard chain of 19 papers. After a month's stay in Britain exploring the economic crisis, Leech had turned out a series of articles which started running in 30 U.S. papers last week. Despite the newsprint shortage, most London dailies also devoted precious space to Leech's report, while the pro-Labor press rapped him as a "poison pen man."

Leech's "Utopia on the Rocks—British Socialism in Action"...

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