The Press: Find the Killer

Readers of West Virginia's Clarksburg evening Telegram and its sister morning paper, the Exponent (combined circ. 37,000), gawked last week at a new contest. On the front page appeared a "Secret Witness" form urging readers to fill in the blanks. It read: "I think the following person or persons should be suspected of the murder [of Milton J. Cohen, 59-year-old co-owner of the city's most fashionable women's shop] : Name __________. Address ___________, Or full description _________. For following reasons _________________." The form made clear that "in case of duplicate information, the letter bearing the earliest postmark will have priority."...

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