As he stalked the earth last week, Death visited Monrovia Bay off the coast of Liberia, Africa. There he found a man who had lived almost two years beyond the scriptural three score and ten, a bristly-bearded old man in horn-rimmed spectacles on board a quiet yacht. Death took him, took Edward Wyllis Scripps, founder of the Scripps-Howard chain of newspapers, whose address during his failing last years had been, "On Board S. S. Ohio, abroad on the waters of the world."

His land home was at...

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