The Press: Tactful Discrimination

Tactful Discrimination The bitter, no-quarter rivalry between the New York Herald Tribune's Marguerite Higgins and Homer Bigart became legend among correspondents early in the Korean war. In their efforts to outdo each other, Bigart and Maggie Higgins also turned in some of the war's best reporting. Both were named 1950 Pulitzer Prizewinners.

Last week Manhattan's Overseas Press Club dealt out its annual awards, coveted because they are the kudos of working newsmen. With a tactful sense of discrimination, it gave Homer Bigart its citation for the "best consistent press reporting from abroad." To Maggie Higgins went the George Polk Memorial Award (plus...