The Press: Casey at the Bat

Squat, rumpled Mikhail Fedorov, 32, boss of the four-man Washington staff of Russia's Tass, is an aeronautical engineer, and worked at his profession in the U.S.S.R. When he came to Washington three years ago, Fedorov insisted that he also had some training with Tass in Moscow. But most Washington newsmen have come to the conclusion that he knows little of the newspaper business, though they concede that his engineering training is handy for the kind of intelligence reports done by Tass for Russian officials.

Last week Alexander F. ("Casey") Jones, president of the American Society of Newspaper Editors and executive editor...

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