Press: Tacoma's Censure

Last week the Nation agreed that Press and Radio had done a fine job on the 1937 Flood (see p. 17). But last week in Tacoma, the solid members of that town's Chamber of Commerce sat down to compose as grave a memorandum of censure as Press and Radio ever received from a responsible U. S. body. Grievance of the Tacoma businessmen was the handling by newsgatherers for ink & air of the kidnap-murder of 10-year-old Charles Mattson (TIME, Jan. 18). Sternly the Chamber of Commerce members agreed that newsmen had made "gross mistakes that many people believe may have prevented...

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