The Press: Hearstling's Beat

One morning last week the Hearst press blossomed out with the news that six of the eight Nazi saboteurs landed on U.S. shores (TIME, July 6) would be electrocuted "before another dawn." Came dawn and other papers still announced that the fate of the saboteurs was a mystery. Came noon and six went to the chair as predicted—except for an error of a few hours.

Credited with this old-fashioned news beat—29 hours 11 minutes over other newsmen—was a little-known Hearstling, International News Service's gaunt, curly-haired Jack Vincent.


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