50 Years Ago

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JANUARY 7, 1956:

During a public hearing before the Senate’s Internal Security Committee, New York Post Copyreader James Glaser admitted he “was a chump” and “a big lunkhead” for being lured to secretly work for the communist publication The Daily Worker as managing editor. The committee was investigating possible communist infiltration in American city rooms.

JANUARY 21, 1956:

Gannett newspaper execs honoring retiring GM/Treasurer Herbert Cruickshank sent him out with a powerful parting gift: A 20-gauge, double-barrelled shotgun.

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