The Press: In Boston

The Governor was spluttery angry. Rising stiffly from his chair in the gilt-domed Massachusetts State House on Boston's famed Common, he surveyed the handful of newsmen gathered before him for his weekly press conference. Then he said to Reporter Arnold Beichman of New York's hyperthyroid PM: "I should think that was a stinking article and you get right out of this office . . . and stay out." A State trooper escorted Reporter Beichman, 5 ft. 5 and 137 lb., to the street.

The story that made aristocratic, long-faced Leverett Saltonstall hopping mad appeared...

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