POLITICAL NOTE: Message Collect

TUCSON, ARIZ. DPR COLLECT, UNITED PRESS, NEW YORK

"I HAVE GIVEN THE FOLLOWING STATEMENT TO ANOTHER PRESS AGENCY . . . AND TO BE FAIR I HAVE STIPULATED THAT IT IS AVAILABLE TO YOU BUT NATURALLY I DO NOT WISH IT REWRITTEN OR ONLY PARTIALLY DISTRIBUTED. AM SENDING IT COLLECT BUT IF YOU DO NOT WISH TO USE IT I WILL PAY THE COSTS. I HAVE NOW HAD OPPORTUNITY TO READ THE SUPREME COURT DECISION. APPARENTLY. . . ."

Thus a telegraph machine in the Manhattan offices of the United Press began to print a message...

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