The Press: Scandal Quenched

J. Frederick Essary is Washington correspondent of The Baltimore Sun. Recently, he traveled south to Asheville, N. C, where the Southern Newspaper Publisher's Association was holding its annual convention. He went a knight from the Faery Queen to cleave off the ghastly head of rumor and of scandal. Said he:

"I wish that straight news—legitimate news—were the only product which proceeds from Washington, but I know that it is not, just as you know it. The Capital is the great germinator of gossip and of scandalous whisperings regarding the great and the near great....

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