The Press: Reader-Reporters

In Tolar, N. Mex. one afternoon last week a derailment of a Santa Fe freight car touched off the charge in a load of 41 tons of aerial bombs, wrecking several houses. Thirteen minutes after the explosion and 90 minutes before the news was filed for the Associated Press, the Amarillo (Tex.) Globe-News, 100 miles away, had the story. The Globe-News received 24 telephone calls from readers anxious to win the $10 prize offered by Publisher Gene Howe for the week's best news tip.

Enterprising Publisher Howe (son of Kansas' late, famed Editor Ed Howe)...

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