The Press: The Negro in the North

At an editors' convention in Washington a few weeks ago, Chief Editorial Writer Lauren Soth of the Des Moines Register was taken aback by a colleague's question: Why doesn't the Register run anything about anti-Negro discrimination in Iowa? The questioner: Editor in Chief Grover C. Hall Jr. of Alabama's Montgomery Advertiser (circ. 60,144), who has been campaigning editorially for Northern papers to cover the racial, problem in their areas (TIME, April 23). Des Moines's Soth* replied that the problem simply does not exist. But after he got home, Editor Soth did some digging into the subject, found that there was indeed...

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