The Press: Dog Story

U.S. newspapers, whose feature editors sometimes treat the dog story as the newsman's best friend, got their teeth last week into the shaggiest saga of all time. Cracked a city-room wit as Sputnik 11 hove into the headlines: "It's the first time a dog story made eight-column streamers on every front page in the country." The press gave full coverage to the challenging aspects of the Russian feat. But, in a spree of Muttnik jokes and doggerel, wry puns and photographic gags, it also served up laughter to a nation big enough to chuckle...

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