The Press: P-D Cue

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To find fitting words for the 100th anniversary of the late great Joseph Pulitzer's-birth, his St. Louis Post-Dispatch last week had only to recall a few of his own. It led off a 20-page memorial section with the platform J.P. had nailed to the Post-Dispatch's masthead on his 60th birthday :

"I know that my retirement will make no difference in its cardinal principles; that it will always fight for progress and reform, never tolerate injustice or corruption, always fight demagogues of all parties, never belong to any party, always oppose privileged classes and public plunderers, never lack sympathy with the poor, always remain devoted to the public welfare; never be satisfied with merely printing news; always be drastically independent; never be afraid to attack wrong, whether by predatory plutocracy or predatory poverty."