The Press: The Nameless Advertiser

In Texas, scandals in the insurance and real estate business have given newspapers one Page One story after another. Last week the Texas papers had a new scandal to print, and this one was embarrassing. It concerned the press itself. In Waco, a grand jury indicted Vern Sanford, general manager of the Texas Press Association (60 dailies, 525 weeklies), on charges of violating the state's law on political contributions. Maximum penalty: a $5,000 fine and five years in prison. Said District Attorney Tom Moore of Waco, who presented the case: the press association...

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