The Press: This Is Vicious

How deeply, and for what cause, should the press dig into a man's past? In a free press there can be no hard and fast answer to such a question. But last week there seemed to be a clear case of a great newspaper having gone too far, and for the wrong reasons.

FRANK J. PRINCE, MAIN UNIVERSAL MATCH OWNER, is EX-CONVICT, trumpeted a St. Louis Post-Dispatch headline over a long story carrying the byline of tough, tireless Reporter Ted Link. The story told how Frank Prince, 71, principal stockholder in St. Louis' Universal...

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