People, Apr. 22, 1974

If you can't join 'em, beat 'em, decided the Journalists for Professional Equality, a group of Washington reporters who banded together to protest the barring of women from membership in the capital's venerable press club, the Gridiron. In competition against that group's annual "roast" of politicians, the J.P.E. staged its own bash: a $7.50-a-head, beer-and-chili evening to benefit the Reporters' Committee for Freedom of the Press. Entertaining the sellout crowd of 800 were such Gridiron defectors as Senator Ed Muskie, running a bingo game; former Attorney General Elliot Richardson, autographing his doodles...

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