Press: Murder; Pygmies; Babies

Last week U. S. newspaper readers were offered three outlandish tidbits from three outlandish sources:

¶ At least 300 years old is the story of the boy who leaves home to make his fortune, returns in manhood to be robbed and murdered by his greedy parents who fail to recognize him. Every few months this item, with setting and characters changed, pops up as gospel fact. Last month the Associated Press carried the story as a news dispatch from Oravisa, Yugoslavia (TIME. Jan. 28). Last week Hearstpapers printed a Universal Service report beginning...

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