The Press: Duel in Milwaukee

Spats between columnists and newspaper editors over altered copy have been known to grow bitter, but when the writer is a popular mayor and the paper is the main tentacle of what he calls a "political communications octopus," the fight can take strange turns. Milwaukee Mayor Henry Maier claimed to be so incensed over some fiddling with his column in the afternoon Journal that he canceled the weekly series and announced that he would no longer entertain press-conference questions from any representatives of the Journal Co. That includes the only other major newspaper in town, the morning Sentinel, and the...

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