The Press: Dummy in the Closet

Smart, young Sevellon Brown III, Washington correspondent of the Providence Evening Bulletin and son of its publisher, had good reason for wishing he did not know so much. Someone in OWI had shown him a dummy of a proposed official U.S. Government daily newspaper. It even had a tentative name: American Reporter. Brown dutifully reported the project last week. Then he ducked. OWI and most of Washington officialdom wanted to know the authors. But Brown was sworn to secrecy.

The dummy Brown saw was a 32-page tabloid, expensively and carefully printed. Brown's informant admitted that the newspaper had neither OWI nor any...

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