The Press: Forward, Hearst!

Some while back, there appeared in Charles D. Gibson's Life a two-page cartoon which struck terror into the heart of the observer. It depicted a hideous reptile crawling across the map of the U. S. Its tail was securely planted in San Francisco. Part of its belly burdened New York. One lugubrious paw had Chicago in its clutch, another Los Angeles. An outstretched limb had already grabbed Albany, the giant fore paw overshadowed Washington. Of the face of the beast there could be no question. It was the heavy-hanging face of William Randolph...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!