The Press: Newsman v. Newsman

William R. Hearst Jr., editor in chief of the Hearstpapers, likes to introduce National Editor Frank R. Conniff as "the house Democrat." This at once pays affectionate tribute to the staunch Republicanism of the Hearstpapers, to Conniff's equally unsubornable allegiance to the other party, and to the indulgence of Bill Hearst himself. Last week Democrat Conniff, 49, reached for a House more sizable than Hearst's. He accepted the Democratic nomination as candidate for Congress from a suburban Westchester district.

Conniff's candidacy pits journalist against journalist. The incumbent is Ogden R. ("Brownie") Reid Jr.,...

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