The Press: Springfield Surprise

Springfield, Mass. has four newspapers, all of them owned by big, tough Sherman Hoar Bowles. Besides the famed Republican founded by his ancestors, there are the Morning Union, Evening Union and the somewhat less respected Daily News.

One day last week evening readers were astonished to find the News and Union editions nearly identical. The front pages were exactly alike, each including many an Associated Press dispatch although the News is no AP member. The phenomenon was accounted for, but not fully explained, by the lead story in both papers:


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