A Letter From The Publisher, Mar. 15, 1976

Not every American town has a factory or transit system or even so much as a semipro softball team, but there is hardly a hamlet in the U.S. without a newspaper. Thus, for those who choose to work as journalists, the chances are good of spending time on a small-town daily at some point. There is, for instance, Senior Writer Lance Morrow, who wrote this week's cover story on the great American migration from the big cities to smaller cities, rural areas and the Sunbelt. As a high school student, Morrow spent summers in Danville, Pa., covering fires,...

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