The Press: In Florida

Marlen Pew, editor of Editor & Publisher, uncovered last week an amazing tale of the Florida celery belt.

It was the story of Rolland L. Dean who, after graduation from Yale in 1923, became editor and publisher of the Sanford, Fla., Daily Herald. The big man of Sanford was Forrest Lake, mayor for 20 years, president of the most potent local bank, business and social dictator. Editor Dean, naturally enough, was taken into the friendship of Mayor Lake. But in 1926, Editor Dean discovered that Mayor Lake had pocketed the difference between $100...

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