The Press: A Personal Attack

As editorial-page boss of Boston's rock-ribbed Republican Herald, John Crider won a 1949 Pulitzer Prize for his clear, terse, political editorials. But lately Editorialist Crider, onetime New York Timesman (16 years), has not seen eye to eye with Herald Publisher Robert Choate on GOPolitics. Though both privately favored General Eisenhower, they disagreed on how Senator Taft and other G.O.P. candidates should be treated by the Herald. Fortnight ago, Crider ran an editorial which shredded Senator Taft's new book, A Foreign Policy for Americans. Wrote Crider: "Standing against what Mr. Taft says he's for...

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