The Press: U. P. Proclamation

There seemed to be a covert stinger in a speech delivered last week before the Chicago Association of Commerce by Karl August Bickel, president of the United Press. Said he:

"The United Press is an American press association, but it is by no means an American propaganda agency any more than it is a French or British propaganda agency. The old-fashioned form of a government subsidized 'official' agency has seen its day.

"American journalism is to be congratulated that at no time in its history has it been burdened by any kind of 'official'...

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