The Press: Payne's Successor

The New York Daily Mirror, declared by some to be William Randolph Hearst's pet property of all his newspapers, will be edited from now on by Victor F. Watson. Mr. Watson sits at the desk left vacant when Philip A. Payne strode confidently from the Mirror shop to the tiny cabin of Old Glory to ride to Rome and write the story for the Mirror. The airplane dived into the Atlantic; and the greatest of tabloid editors died on assignment (TIME, Sept. 19).

Mr. Watson has been with the Hearst publications for 28...

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