The Press: President's Bible

On a spring day in 1888 a conservative-looking youth marched into the office of the Springfield (Mass.) Republican, got a job as a reporter. Eight years later he started to write editorials. In 1911 he was chief editorial writer. In 1922 he became editor.

Had he become editor 30 years previous, he would have edited one of the most influential sheets in the U. S. He would have edited a sheet read religiously by the tightlipped, tightmouthed New England bourgeoisie, by politicians, statesmen, presidents. He would have...

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