The Press: Fraud in Youngstown?

Last week the State of Ohio, in the persons of three Common Pleas judges, found "reasonable doubt" that four officials of the Youngstown Telegram deliberately padded the circulation figures of their newspaper, as 53 employes and ex-employes had testified that the officials had done (TIME, Nov. 28). But while "reasonable doubt" is innocence in law. its implied question was far from an adequate vindication to the Telegram, member of the Scripps-Howard organization, to whom "fearless honesty" is the prime virtue.

The Telegram had moved to dismiss the case but wanted the court to reserve decision long enough for Telegram witnesses to refute...

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