The Press: Short Takes

> Christian Science Monitor Correspondent Richard L. Strout, 75, picked up his first congressional-press-gallery membership card in 1923. He has covered every President from Harding to Nixon, reported on the Teapot Dome and Watergate hearings and, on the side, written the New Republic's weekly column, TRB. Last week Strout was without his gallery card for the first time in 51 years. It was not renewed because he had refused to comply with a new rule handed down by the gallery's five-man governing board. To retain their accreditation, reporters must now promise not to accept fees for moonlighting promotional or advertising chores...

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