The Press: Good Behavior

Often condemned for their faults, seldom praised for their virtues, U. S. newspapers last week exhibited as shining an example of virtue as any for which they will ever go unrewarded. Almost to a paper they refused to make capital of the most sensational of criminal cases.

The trial was that of a Negro butler-chauffeur accused of raping his young socialite employer, Eleanor Strubing, pretty wife of an advertising executive in Greenwich, Conn., suburb of New York City. According to her testimony she found him in her bedroom one evening when she emerged from a shower bath wearing only a towel,...

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