The Press: Privileged Back Talk

The first State Supreme Court decision in U. S. history on a novel principle of libel law was studied last week by editors of the Scripps League of Newspapers in a report prepared by the League's general counsel, Samuel Simpson Hahn of Los Angeles.

On Nov. 21, 1933 one W. Frank Akin, a Portland, Ore. public accountant, was found shot dead in his apartment. Two days later one Mark M. Israel, a Portland jeweler and loan broker who had employed Akin to audit his accounts, gave police and a Portland Oregonlan reporter a sensational clue which he said Akin had confided to...

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