The Press: Spoils of War

In signs and badges on newsstands, delivery trucks and employees' lapels, the Wichita, Kans. evening Beacon last week proclaimed "Wichita's New Freedom." What the Beacon was so happy about was a consent decree just handed down by a U.S. circuit court against the rival Wichita paper, the Eagle, which was ordered to cease and desist in its longtime practice of forcing subscribers to take both its morning and evening editions and requiring advertisers to take space in both editions or none at all. Moreover, the Beacon (said the Eagle) had sicked the Justice Department on the Eagle in the first place...

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