The Press: In the Ring

Columnist Drew Pearson, attacked by Wisconsin's Senator Joe McCarthy in Washington (see NATIONAL AFFAIRS), was not the only newsman to get roughed up last week. Other victims:

¶ In Ellenton, S.C., Redbook Magazine Staffers Ike Vern and Booton Herndon were mobbed and beaten up when they attempted to photograph churchgoers leaving a Sunday-morning service. Vern and Herndon were doing a story on Ellenton's mass evacuation to make way for a hydrogen-bomb plant (TiME, Dec. 11). Explained Ellenton Police Chief John E. Steed: since being told they would have to move, "some people have been confused and hardly responsible for their actions."...

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