Lyons Commends Globe and Herald

Louis M. Lyons last night praised the Boston Herald-Traveler and the Boston Globe for bringing the Van Waters case and the Plan E controversy to the public's attention. Speaking before a meeting of Nieman Fellows at Littauer Center, he termed the Hearst paper's reporting of the hearings, on the other hand, as "lurid."

Columnists

Alan Barth of the Washington Post told the group that the rise of national columnists has been due to the failure of editorial pages to deal vigorously with social problems.

Madison, Wisconsin, Capitol-Times columnist Aldrich Revell and Grady Clay, Jr. of the Louisville Courier, also addressed the meeting on newspapers' role in politics.