The Press: Mack Through

The three leading newspaper chains are: Hearst papers (28), Scripps-Howard papers (24), Gannett papers (17). Last week the Scripps-Howard chain took on a link, bought the Buffalo Evening Times and Sunday Times for some six million dollars.

A half-century ago, in the same year that the late E. W. Scripps was establishing the first of his chain, the Cleveland Press, Norman Edward Mack, a Canadian country boy who had learned about advertising in Chicago, was establishing the Times in Buffalo. At first it was a...

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