Press: Sealed Envelope

One hot morning last week, a tall, austere man sat at his desk in the open city room of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, scribbling with a thick blue pencil. Few minutes later his memo was posted on the bulletin board. It read:

To the staff:

With regret I have to tell you that I have resigned because of irreconcilable differences of opinion with Mr. Pulitzer as to the general conduct of the paper, and am leaving the office Aug. 13. 1 recognize and respect the rights and responsibilities of ownership and make no complaint....

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