The Press: To the Brink

Like many another well-intentioned newspaper, the Toledo Blade scrupulously avoids identifying criminals by race, creed or color, a policy that has its hazards and drawbacks as well as its virtues (TIME, Oct. 29). Like few other papers that impose a similar taboo, the liberal evening Blade (circ. 194,501) this month had to fight for its 13-year-old policy against a community brought to the brink of explosion by reports of a crime wave among Negroes. Paul Block's worldly, well-edited Blade not only stood by its rule but also last week gave Toledoans of equal good will a lesson that few will...

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