The Press: House Dick

City Editor Gene Lowall of the Denver Post (circ. 237,061) collects crimes with the passion that other men lavish on postage stamps and Ming vases. A onetime crime reporter himself, he likes to swap stories with Denver cops, spends his spare hours reading and writing whodunits, calls his reporters "my agents." In 2½ years on the city desk, Lowall has done his best to make Publisher Palmer Hoyt's Post read like an up-to-date version of the old Police Gazette. To charges that he overplays crime, Lowall answers: "No matter how cheap a crime story may be, it...

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