The Press: The Walkout Continues

If Willie Morris had looked back when he resigned as Harper's editor (TIME, March 15), he would have found he was leading a parade. Last week six more Harper's editors decided to follow him out. They acted after a frequently bitter and fruitless confrontation with Harper's Chairman John Cowles Jr. One who resigned, Contributing Editor David Halberstam, said of the meeting: "Either we were speaking in Chinese and he was listening in English, or we were speaking in English and he was listening in Chinese."

Even without translation, Cowles did spell out some of the owners' dissatisfaction in a statement he read...

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