The Press: Century's End

Less than a year ago gentle, cultured Century magazine found the world moving at "too fast a pace," changed its own periodicity from monthly to quarterly (TIME, Aug. 5). Despite the proud note in Editor Hewitt Hanson Howland's announcement that "Century proposes to take the first move" toward more leisurely living, observers suspected a prelude to surrender. Last week the 60-year-old Century was taken over by its robust monthly neighbor, Forum, bustling "magazine of controversy."

Purchase by Forum afforded faltering Century honorable refuge from a life...

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