The Press: Virtue's Reward

One of the cornerstones of Hearstian journalism is righteous editorial indignation which leads to crusades and, hopefully, to bigger circulation figures. Hearst editors are prepared at a moment's notice to turn the heat up under such standbys as vivisection and habit-forming drugs. Last week they were given a new target: salacious books.

It was as easy as whipping up a campaign against wife-beating. Hearstlings in each of 13 cities sprang to their files of politicians, Legionnaires, churchmen and clubwomen who can always be counted on to say the right thing. They were asked...